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Clariant Cellulosic Ethanol Donation Lets 1,000 Malagasy Families Cook Safer and Cleaner
May 31, 2017 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the leading providers globally of cellulosic ethanol production technology, and Project Gaia, a non-profit promoting the use of alcohol fuels (ethanol and methanol) …

Clean Cooking Madagascar Issues Request for Proposals to Build Ethanol Micro Distillery for Stove Fuel Production with a Capacity of up to 5,000 Liters/Day
January 23, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Clean Cooking Madagascar (CCM), an NGO based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is seeking proposals for an ethanol micro distillery (EMD) for its national Ethanol Stove Program in Madagascar. CCM plans to create a market …

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution
November 17, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of lives lost across the developing world from the fumes of ramshackle cooking equipment.
Those are the …

4 Minutes with…Michael Sweet, Managing Director, Brilliant Adventures Australia
February 6, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Jatropha agriculture in Fujian Province. Brilliant Australia came first in 2004 in Madagascar where plantations were set up on communal village lands to grow Jatropha.

I have now moved away from mainland …

Madagascar Energy Starts the Race by Domestic Biofuel Ethanol
October 3, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Agence Ecofin) … “It is an ecological project to reduce deforestation by reducing the use of wood as fuel,” noted Roland Jules Etienne, Minister of Industry and private sector development, while unveiling the vision Malagasy government …

Madagascar: The Application Decree on Ethanol Fuel Is Expected
December 18, 2013 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(AgenceEcofin.com)  Farmers, economic and other Malagasy researchers operators are waiting for an implementing decree on fuel ethanol. While the text, waited for more than a year, has not yet been enacted, the various actors in the …

Biofuels Producers Hunting Foreign Fields
October 25, 2013 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence (Forbes)  … Companies like SG Biofuels, Ceres, and others are squarely focused on biotechnology innovation, involving complex biological modifications at the crop’s cellular and genetic level.  The central focus of these efforts is the optimization of …

SGB Confirms Genetic Diversity of Jatropha Is Comparable to Corn
March 20, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  …Through the use of new genetic technologies, SGB’s scientists have revealed that the company’s germplasm collection can be divided into a number of distinct heterotic clades, or genetically related groupings of plants. In …

Micro Distillery Workshop November 12-14, 2012 Antananarivo, Madagascar
October 25, 2012 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
Micro Distillery Workshop   November 12-14, 2012    Antananarivo, Madagascar

Tany Meva Foundation will convene a three-day workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on small or micro scale ethanol production for fuel use.  The workshop builds on the results of the 2011 World Bank-published study, Ethanol as a …

GEM Biofuels Assess Unsatisfying Jatropha Results in Madagascar
April 18, 2012 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(GEM Biofuels) … Based on the internal review it is clear that, having planted very large areas of land, totalling 55,737 hectares, with Jatropha between 2007 and 2009, a lack of resources has resulted in …

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of …

Africa’s Farmland in Demand: ‘Is There a Better Place than This?’
December 5, 2011 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Rick Westhead (The Star)  …Indian industrialist Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi has his eye on this lush scenery, too, but he sees something much different: the potential for large-scale commercial farming.
Karuturi, from the South Indian city …