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Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Launches Cassava Out-Grower Programme for Bioethanol Project
August 3, 2017 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year of bioethanol for Zambia’s ethanol-fuel …

Zambian Mine in First-of-a-Kind Tailings Dump Site Rehab, Hopes to Eventually Produce Biodiesel
April 25, 2017 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Mia Breytenbach (Mining Weekly)  Zambia’s largest integrated copper producer, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources, has launched the first project of its kind in Zambia to rehabilitate a mining site.
The …

Potential Biofuel Feedstocks and Production in Zambia
April 19, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Paul C. Samboko, Mitelo Subakanya, Cliff Dlamini  (United Nations University-WIDER)  The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned …

CEC to Conduct Biodiesel, By-Product Survey
November 8, 2016 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Zambia Daily Mail)  Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) intends to conduct a survey for biodiesel and its by-product to enable the firm establish market for potential customers.
The firm’s biodiesel plant, which has a production capacity …

CEC to Commercialise Biodiesel Plant
September 22, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Njombo (Zambia Daily Mail)  THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) is to commercialise its biodiesel plant after approval from Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS). ZABS has issued CEC with a product and process certification which demands …

GRFA Supports Adoption of National Policies to Reduce Emissions
April 19, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently sent letters to the national leaders of 24 countries that highlighted biofuels as part of their Intended Nationally Determined …

EEP Southern and East Africa Issues Call for Project Proposals DEADLINE: April 25, 2016
April 4, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In South Africa, the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?
In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality
December 22, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was a major input into the 2015 New Climate Economy report and articulates the practical steps …

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia
December 10, 2015 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at …

British Firm Partners Government to Set up $150mln Ethanol Plant
October 20, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(The Source/New Zimbabwe)  … Sunbird Bioenergy has partnered government to set up a $150 million ethanol operation in Zimbabwe next year, an official has said.  The deal will see the establishment of an ethanol plant with …

Zambian Entrepreneur on Running a Biodiesel and Soap Production Business
September 14, 2015 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

by Kate Douglas (How We Made It In Africa)  Soon after Mutoba Ngoma finished studying aeronautical engineering in the UK, he decided to return to his home country Zambia to start manufacturing biodiesel in his …

Illovo Says Policy Certainty Key to Unlocking Sugar’s Cogeneration Potential
May 30, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Terence Creamer (Engineering News)  … For Illovo, meanwhile, electricity generation forms part of a larger downstream diversification strategy, designed to lower the group’s reliance on sugar prices. Besides power, the JSE-listed group is also moving …

Zambia: ZDA Okays U.S.$150 Million Ethanol Plant
March 31, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica/Times of Zambia)  THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has given Sunbird Bio-energy Africa an investment licence to set up a US$150 million ethanol plant in Luena farm bloc in Kawambwa District of Luapula Province.

In a …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

Set up Biofuel Fund, Government Urged
November 14, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Kennedy Mupeseni (Times of Zambia)  An energy expert has said Government should establish a low interest-rates biofuel fund to be accessed by Zambians for various operations in biofuel value chains.  Biofuel Association of Zambia (BAZ) …

Mahtani Group to Build $150m Ethanol Plant
August 14, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Kalonde Nyati(Zambia Daily Mail)  Mahtani Group of Companies has partnered with Sunbird Group of the United Kingdom to develop a US$150 million bio-ethanol plant in Luapula Province.   Mahtani Group of Companies group chairperson Rajan …

Zimbabwean Investor Keen to Launch $500 Million Ethanol Plant
May 13, 2014 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A Zimbabwean investor is looking to plough $500 million (€360 million) into an ethanol production plant in Kawambwa, Luapula Province, in Zambia.

(Luapula Province’s permanent secretary Chanda) Kasolo believes Zambia can save huge sums of …

Biofuels and Local Food Security: What Does the Evidence Say?
April 14, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Anna Locke and Giles Henley (Overseas Development Institute) • People worry that using crop-based biofuels to increase the volume of low-carbon fuels could worsen hunger in poor countries by pushing up global food prices and endangering local food …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.
The bulk of mandates …

Cassava World Africa March 20-21, 2014 Lusaka, Zambia
December 13, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Cassava World Africa   March 20-21, 2014    Lusaka, Zambia

“Transforming Cassava in Africa – Enhancing Food Security to Agro-Industrial Products!”

Global starch market outlook & feedstock economics
Cassava projects update in East, West and South Africa
Cassava agronomy/best practices and pest management
Value addition & market prospects
Mechanizing production and processing technology
Infrastructure plans …

Zambia Sugar Can Produce 10 p.c. Fuel Needs
August 8, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain)  Zambia Sugar has said it can supply up to 10 per cent of the country’s fuel requirement using its ethanol.
Zambia Sugar head of corporate affairs Lovemore Sievu said this at the just-ended 87th Zambia …

Zambia Sugar to Set Up Ethanol Plant
July 18, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Maimbolwa Mulikelela (AllAfrica)  ZAMBIA Sugar Plc has pledged to support Government’s efforts in mitigating the high cost of fuel and help create employment opportunities through the establishment of an ethanol plant in Zambia. This follows …

Zambia: Govt Resorts to Ethanol Fuel
May 28, 2013 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by  Judith Namutowe (AllAfrica.com)   Government has said it will start importing ethanol from Zimbabwe with a view to lowering the high fuel prices in Zambia.   And Government will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with …

Community Level Production and Utilization of Jatropha Feedstock in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
May 14, 2013 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Enos Shumba, et al (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)  The bio-fuel debate has largely focused on large feedstock plantations that produce products for the export market. It has not acknowledged and seriously considered the …

Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa
March 12, 2013 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, PANGEA (Partners for Euro African Green Energy) is launching today a booklet outlining Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa. The brochure is intended to demystify the …

VayuGrid Signs Agreement for Biofuel Zones in Zambia
February 15, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(VayuGrid/PR NewsWire)  EEP-SEA Selects VayuSap™ Among 168 Other Projects for a Grant of Over $1 Million
India-based VayuGrid and Zambia-based BetterWorld Energy have inked an agreement to partner on VayuSap™ biofuel development zones in Zambia. The development zones, based …

Zambia: CEC Starts Bio-Diesel Blending
January 6, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica.coom)  Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has this year projected to produce 600,000 litres of bio-diesel from crude jatropha oil to meet its own fuel requirements.
The company will next month start blending the fuel from jatropha …

Implications of Biodiesel-Induced Land-Use Changes for CO2 Emissions: Case Studies in Tropical America, Africa, and Southeast Asia
December 7, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

by Achten, W. M. J., and L. V. Verchot (Ecology and Society)  Biofuels are receiving growing negative attention. Direct and/or indirect land-use changes that result from their cultivation can cause emissions due to carbon losses in …

China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight
November 2, 2011 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (http://oilprice.com)   On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.
The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used in …

Jatropha a ‘Disappointment’, D1 Oils Admits
October 4, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney.com)  D1 Oils put its hands up to out-of-pocket investors in jatropha, admitting that the once-lauded oilseed had been a “disappointment”, as the group unveiled – yet another – strategy shift.
Steven Rudofsky, the D1 Oils chairman, acknowledged …

Illovo Sugar Plans to Produce Ethanol From Molasses in Tanzania by 2013
July 20, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Niki Moore (Bloomberg)  Illovo Sugar Ltd. (ILV), Africa’s largest producer of the sweetener, plans to start making potable ethanol from molasses in Tanzania by 2013, Managing Director Graham Clark said.
“We have created an opportunity in …

Biofuels Boom in Africa as British Firms Lead Rush on Land for Plantations
June 1, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington and Stefano Valentino (The Guardian)  British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country, a Guardian investigation has revealed.
Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) …

Zambia: Investor Sets Up Biofuel Plant
May 25, 2011 – 7:12 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica)  Black Power Investment has set up a refinery plant which produces 3,000 litres of biofuel a day.
…Mr Sheriff said the firm spent US$250,000 to acquire equipment which produces 3,000 litres of fuel a day. …

AGZAM to Invest $251M in Sugar, Ethanol in South Africa
April 7, 2011 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Bariyo  (Dow Jones Newswires)  South Africa-based AGZAM Project Developers Ltd. is planning to invest at least $251 million to develop a sugar plant and at least 15,000 hectares of sugar plantations in Zambia’s southern …

D1 Oil: Crude Jatropha Oil Demand Continues to Outweighs Supply, Harvests Hit by Heavy Rains
March 3, 2011 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Jamie Ashcroft   (Proactive Investors United Kingdom)  D1 Oils revealed that demand is out-pacing supply for its Crude Jatropha Oil (CJO)…  D1 said that it is continuing to experience demand for greater quantities of …

Report Finds Bioenergy Production Can Expand across Africa without Displacing Food
July 27, 2010 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  Policies needed to address potential conflicts, but report views bioenergy as crucial to ‘unlocking Africa’s latent potential’.
Crops can be produced for bioenergy on a significant scale in west, eastern and southern Africa without doing …

Biofuels Association of Zambia Urges Govt to Set up Biofuels Fund
March 23, 2010 – 9:12 am | No Comment

by Mutale Kapekele (The Post Online)  The government should set up a biofuels fund, Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) chairperson Professor Thomson Sinkala has advised. …“Biofuels is a turnkey industry for Zambia. We must go …