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WEBINAR: What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions? — August 22, 2017
August 7, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions?   —   August 22, 2017

While there are multiple social, economic and environmental benefits that can be gained by switching from traditional biomass stoves and fuels to cleaner and more efficient alternatives, many cooking interventions are motivated by a desire …

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues
July 25, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on …

Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade
June 26, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On 15th January, 2009, Sanga Moses travelled to his village in Uganda, in East Africa, to visit his mother.  It was a day that would change his life.
On his way home, he …

Burn Better, Cook Faster, Save $$: The Quest for an Efficient African Cookstove
June 1, 2017 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Africa, the overwhelming use is cookstoves, and for a generation now, companies and organizations have been handing out LPG or ethanol cookstoves trying to move Africa to a new …

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) …

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda
May 19, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for setting up India’s first …

Report: North Korea Is Growing Cannabis to Fuel Military Vehicles
May 4, 2017 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Emily Gray Brosious  (Extract) North Korea is reportedly producing hemp biofuel for military drones.  North Korean authorities are instructing farmers to grow cannabis, and sources say the state plans to use that cannabis oil to fuel …

She Found a Way to Make Plastic Waste Useful
April 19, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Chandana Banerjee (Christian Science Monitor)  In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Multiply that by 365, and …

African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) Selects Nine Institutions to Develop Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Research Projects Across the Continent
March 23, 2017 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica)  The African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) has the mission of supporting Sub-Saharan countries in scaling-up the adoption of clean technologies for adaptation and mitigation, through activities that include knowledge creation and dissemination, support to …

Work Underway on Kenyan Biogas and Drinking Water Plant
February 21, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Waste recycling company Asticom K reports that construction is underway on a biogas plant in Kenya on a five acre plot of land donated by a local housing co-operative.
The plant is being built …

Phasing out Cookstoves a ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Health, Study Shows
February 6, 2017 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Roz Pidcock (Carbon Brief)  Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save more than 10 million lives by 2050.
This is …

Uganda: Museveni Wants Law on Sugarcane By-Products
January 25, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by  Ismail Musa Ladu (The Monitor/All Africa)  President Museveni has directed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde to bring to Parliament, within six months, a law that will allow for the …

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 …

Uganda: Kakira Sugar Opens Shs130 Billion Ethanol Plant
January 9, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Mufumba (All Africa/The Monitor)  Kakira Sugar Limited, a local sugar producer, has started commercial production of ethanol at a $36.6 million (Shs133b) distillery.
The joint managing director, Mr Mayur Madhvani, told Daily Monitor in …

London Man Says Burners He Invented that Run Mainly on Ethanol Can Help Families and Businesses Cut Energy Costs
January 4, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Hank Daniszewski (The London Free Press)  A London entrepreneur has invented new cooking equipment he says doesn’t fatten your carbon footprint.  Michael George’s cooking burners look like those on a natural gas or propane stove …

Govt to Set up First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery in Punjab
December 23, 2016 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The foundation stone for India’s first second generation ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) at Bathinda in Punjab at a cost of Rs 600 crore will be laid …

Ethanol Fuel to Be Standardized
November 15, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(KFM)  As the campaign for clean energy solution continue to take deep roots in Uganda, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has embarked on a process to develop standards for production of ethanol a home …

Rural Cameroon to Explore Bioethanol as Economic Driver
November 8, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(ESI Africa)  … Establishing a ‘sustainable industry within the community’ remains the key theme for newly formed energy and agriculture group, Wesaf Energy, who are exploring this growing market. The founders have identified ethanol, a bi-product …

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective
July 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every country. Ghana, as a country, has faced some instability in the supply of energy for …

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia
July 5, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released Monday, with casualties expected to drastically rise in coming decades unless the …

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change
June 30, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The UN Foundation, PCI, USAID and Tetra Tech sponsored a afternoon of stories and solutions from the sponsors’ Women and Climate Change project which took place on June 23 …

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions
April 29, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian company creating cleaner, more cost-effective cooking solutions for West Africa’s low-income households. In Nigeria, more …

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK
March 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Anastazio Mpumulo  (AllAfrica)  Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has handed over ethanol stoves to 36 households in Nkhotakota to mark the beginning of an assessment where ethanol is tested at household level …

Women Are Central to Africa’s Energy Transformation
March 9, 2016 – 7:58 pm | No Comment

by Fiona Lambe and Marion Davis (Stockholm Environment Institute/Reuters)  … The reality, of course, is that electricity will not reach all households in the immediate future – not to mention, power is so unreliable in much of …

Bringing Clean, Safe, Affordable Cooking Energy to Kenyan Households: An Agenda for Action
March 9, 2016 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This briefing note synthesizes the latest evidence on the impacts of traditional biomass cooking and discusses options for addressing these challenges, with recommendations for policy-makers in Kenya and across sub-Saharan Africa.
In Kenya, …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Innovative Micro Bio-Unit Can Turn Home Rubbish into Cooking Gas
January 28, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Community)  Home waste could be an irritable nuisance, especially in rural areas where proper collection of waste doesn’t exist. But this trash can become a real treasure. In the iconic film Back to the …

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016
January 25, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to turn the words of the COP21 Paris Agreement into tangible action – perfectly showcased the …

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 …

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria
November 10, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of Ethanol clean cookstoves, a cleaner and …

In Search of 100 Million (Truly?) Clean Cookstoves
November 3, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Marc Gunther (Nonprofit Chronicles)  …  “Why exactly are we ahead with 100 million more wood burning stoves in the world? It’s an output metric and not an impact metric,” says Kevin Starr of Mulago, who …

These Cheap, Clean Stoves Were Supposed to Save Millions of Lives. What Happened?
November 2, 2015 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Marc Gunther (Washington Post)  … Of those 28 million cookstoves, only 8.2 million — the ones that run on electricity or burn liquid fuels including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol and biogas — meet the …

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa
October 30, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally produced household cooking fuels to displace the traditional use of biomass for cooking in Ethiopian …

CLEANCOOK Star Stove Concept Demo
October 30, 2015 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(CLEANCOOK) An animated video showing a new clean cooking stove concept for the developing world. Highly automated production, optimized logistics and local assembly will bring proven technologies to the developing world markets at a lower cost …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

Statement from Advanced Biofuels USA in Response to International Climate Science Coalition Press Release
September 24, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the spirit of Pope Francis, and in response to press release from the International Climate Science Coalition’s (ICSC) we invite the ICSC to join Advanced Biofuels USA and the biofuels community …

Pope on Wrong Side of History on Climate Change – Global Warming Policies Are the Real Threat to the World’s Most Vulnerable People
September 24, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(International Climate Science Coalition/PR Newswire) “Rather than simply follow the United Nations on climate change, Pope Francis must consider whether U.N. climate policies are doing more harm than good,” said Tom Harris, Executive Director of the …

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Studies Sustainability of Renewable Cooking Fuel
August 7, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is currently completing a study focused specifically on fuels and evaluating and quantifying the environmental, social and economic impacts across the cooking fuel value chain. The …

Cooking with Ethanol: Benefits, Key Challenges and Lessons Learned
August 7, 2015 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Partnership for Clean Indoor Air)  Over the last ten years, organizations like Project Gaia Inc. and its partners have been promoting clean cookstoves that are powered by ethanol, and have worked to help communities become …

Numbitrax Buys Blume’s First African Bioethanol Refinery
August 5, 2015 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Blume Distillation, a biorefinery systems provider for bioethanol production, has announced the sale of its first Africa-based biorefinery.
The Blume biorefinery system has been purchased by Numbitrax, based in Touwsriver, Western Cape, South Africa, …

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia
August 4, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in conjunction with the presentation of the SCIP study results…. It also draws on insights given by …

Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations
July 29, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(SMEFunds/PR.com)  Today, SMEFunds, Africa’s foremost Social Enterprise based in Nigeria is first to receive N50 million (approx. $300,000) from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Ecobank Ltd. into its Cellulosic Bio Ethanol Gel for …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves
June 29, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deforestation and pollution have distressed the country’s environment and beauty. The chronic effects of disease, economic instability and social unrest, coupled with the infrastructure devastation from the 2010 earthquake, …

4 Minutes with… Will Steiner, General Manager, Hawaii Oil Seed Producers
June 16, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HOSPRO is dedicated to battle the 95+% import of petroleum for energy and electricity generation by promoting the development of tree based oil seed crops. We are focusing on oil …

Successful Panel on Clean Cooking Fuels at SE4ALL 2015
May 30, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Members of Project Gaia attended the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All) in New York City from May 18 through May 21. The forum brought together NGOs, government officials, business persons, and investors in …

Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings
May 30, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project Gaia, Inc. for testing in refugee camp and urban commercial and institutional settings in Ethiopia. …

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches
May 21, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM and the UN Foundation announced the launch of a …

Bioenergy Innovations Presented at Department of Energy BETO Project Peer Review
May 19, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During late March 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) offered what amounted to a seminar for the public consisting of a series of presentations …

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review Presentations Now Online
April 30, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Visit the 2015 Project Peer Review Web page to download individual project and plenary presentations from BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review. The peer review process provided BETO with feedback about the management …

Food vs. Food and Fuel
March 13, 2015 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

By Hilary Landfried (Project Gaia)  … We rarely think of it here in the West, hooked up to electric and gas grids as we are, but nearly half of the world’s population still cooks on biomass fuels …

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review March 23-27 Alexandria, VA
March 4, 2015 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review    March 23-27   Alexandria, VA

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the 2015 Project Peer Review on March 23–27, 2015, at the Hilton Mark Center, in Alexandria, Virginia. Approximately 185 projects in BETO’s research, development, and demonstration portfolio will …

The Latest Addition to the List of Renewable Fuels – Biopropane – Will Soon Be Available
February 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  A new renewable fuel will enter the market when Neste Oil starts the manufacture of biopropane. The investment will be made at the Rotterdam refinery. The market for propane in LPG applications is …

5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake, a Breakthrough
February 10, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Brady Luceno  (Project Gaia)  Five years ago today at approximately 5pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. Over three million of Haiti’s ten million people were affected, and over 230,000 deaths were reported. The …

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund
February 10, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding and capacity building to organizations and entrepreneurs to develop and test game-changing ideas for the …

POET to Supply Haiti with Ethanol for Cookstoves through Project Gaia
February 6, 2015 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Haiti, POET has partnered with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. The first 6,200 gallons of POET’s ethanol cleared Haitian customs at the end …

Nigerian Company Sells Cooking Fuel Below Government Subsidized Kerosene Price, Targets 10 million Households by 2017
January 8, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy & Biofuels)  Lagos, Nigeria – January 5, 2015. In what the UN Secretary General Banki-Moon declared as the year of Sustainable Energy for All, we are pleased to announce today the world’s single …

SEFA to Help Scale-Up Innovative Clean Cooking Business in Nigeria
December 10, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(African Development Bank Group)  The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $580,000 preparation grant for the expansion of Green Energy & Biofuels (GEB) Bio-refinery project in Nigeria. The project is a pilot …

Smokeless Biofuel Saves Lives in Africa
November 18, 2014 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Julie Fahnestock (Just Means)  … In fact, traditional cooking methods—open fires of wood and chemically based charcoals—have been deemed “the silent killer.” According to the World Health Organization, more people in the developing world …

WHO Sets Benchmarks to Reduce Health Damage from Indoor Air Pollution
November 14, 2014 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(World Health Organization)  WHO recommendations, released today, highlight the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home, and set targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cookstoves, space heaters …

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says
November 5, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Perspectives” offers a comprehensive snapshot of today’s biofuels market and how it contributes to enhancing …

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 …

NewFire Africa Files for Voluntary Liquidation
July 1, 2014 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  The majority shareholders in the clean cooking venture NewFire Africa – which include Novozymes and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) – have decided to file for voluntary liquidation of the company.
The decision …

EPA Funds Cook Stoves Research to Ameliorate Air Quality and Mitigate Climate Change
May 30, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) If the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) systematic analysis study of 2010 is anything to go by, then by the time you are done reading this article about 35 …

Sen. Collins Introduces Clean Cookstoves Bill That Would Improve Environment, Public Health
March 11, 2014 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Senator Susan Collins)  U.S. Senator Susan Collins today introduced the “Clean Cookstoves Support Act,” a bill that would reduce carbon pollution and improve public health by supporting a global market for clean and efficient cookstoves.
“Replacing …

US Producer Takes Trip to African Ethanol Plant
November 5, 2013 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A two-week trip to help out at an African cooking fuel ethanol plant yielded some interesting experiences.

Matthew Dutka, currently works as operations manager at Golden Grain Energy LLC, in …

SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ named Top Clean Energy Investment in West Africa
October 22, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Small World Carbon)  SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ (Nigeria) has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West Africa and overall winner at the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing Business Plan …

Zip’s Military Cooking Fuel UK Launch at DSEI
September 20, 2013 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(DSEI)  Zip is unveiling its NEW, powerful, lightweight, non-toxic Military Cooking Fuel at the DSEI exhibition in London in September 2013.
On show in the UK for the first time, Zip’s unique formulation is made from …

Sonamar and VayuGrid to Develop BioEnergy Zones Across Haiti
August 22, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(MoneyLife/PR NewsWire)  BioEnergy Zones Will Lead the Way Towards Socially Inclusive and Economically Sustainable Livelihood
Haiti based Sonamar S.A. and Bangalore based VayuGrid have signed a joint venture agreement for developing BioEnergy Zones across Haiti. These …

Could Biofuel Stoves Cut Carbon and Fuel Costs in Nigeria?
December 26, 2012 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Responding to Climate Change)  Switching from kerosene to biofuel powered cookstoves could save the lives of thousands of women in Africa and reduce harmful emissions, a Nigerian microfinance expert has told RTCC.
Amina Junaid Sani, Green …

Biobased Briquettes, Not Bombs, for the Taliban?
December 11, 2012 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels …

Cote d’Ivoire Launches PPP for Biofuels
December 5, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)   A public-private partnership (PPP) has been launched to promote the production of ethanol from cassava and sugarcane in Cote d’Ivoire which would be used for clean cook stoves.  READ MORE

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 …

New Biofuels Offer Hope to Hungry World
August 10, 2012 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by James Melik  (BBC News)  …The chairman of the world’s largest food producer is highly critical of the rise in bio-diesel.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe of Nestle says crops produced for biofuel use land and water which would …

Rocks and Blue Ocean Strategies for Ethanol
June 26, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A blue ocean strategy takes a flying leap to create a new paradigm, where the company can flourish, free of competition.
…In one respect, the recent promotions of ethanol in racing …

The World Bioenergy Award to North America and Africa
June 4, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Expert)  The winner of the World Bioenergy Award 2012 was announced on 29 May in Jönköping Sweden: Mr. Harry Stokes, USA.
Mr. Harry Stokes has developed, funded and managed Project Gaia to improve the health, economic status …

CleanStar Launches First Cooking Fuel Facility in Mozambique; Alternative to Charcoal Cooking, Health Risks, at Hand in Africa
May 25, 2012 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mozambique, the first sustainable cooking fuel facility was inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture José Pacheco. The CleanStar project will produce ethanol-based cooking fuel for sale with the company’s cookstoves, …

Rwanda: Private Sector Should Embrace Bio-Fuel, Says IRST Boss
May 3, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Eric Didier Karinganire (AllAfrica.com)   For some years now, there has been talk of locally producing biofuel to make the country less dependent on petrol imports. But until now, production levels are still insignificant.
Yet …

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves
April 30, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries. The funding will support the development of innovative cookstove designs …

Gaia Association Requests Expressions of Interest for Procurement of Ethanol Microdistillery, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
March 6, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(PR.com)  Request for Expression of Interest
Promotion of Ethanol Microdistillery for Cooking Fuel in Ethiopia
Loan No. /Credit No./ Grant No.: TF096664
Activity Title: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Ethanol for Household Cooking
The Gaia Association, an Ethiopian non-governmental and …

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 …

Spanish Biofuel Producer to Invest 150 Million Euros in Congo
February 28, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Robert Mbakou (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)   Spain’s Biocongo Global Trading will spend 150 million euros ($201 million) developing 60,000 hectares (148,000 acres) of palm oil plantations and two processing plants in Congo Republic over the next …

Gaia Association and SEI Launches New Initiative to Produce Clean Cooking Fuel from Waste for Addis Ababa Households
December 19, 2011 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  On November 23, Gaia Association, in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority, launched the new project “Fuel from Waste: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for …

Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp
November 30, 2011 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Project Gaia, Inc., a U.S. non profit with operations in East Africa, is working with the UNHCR and others to bring relief to refugees from the Horn of Africa Famine in a very …

Clean Food, Via Clean Fuel
November 28, 2011 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about? Not all food is created equal. Dirty food, made using dirty process, makes a dirty world. And …

Novozymes Invests in CleanStar Mozambique for Food, Fuel Production
September 22, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar Mozambique, a company founded by Novozymes and CleanStar Ventures, will work with smallholder farmers to …

Kenya Develops Unique Bio-Ethanol Gel Biofuel for Kitchen Use
August 22, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Joao Peixe  (OilPrice.com)  The bio-ethanol gel is an alternative biofuel developed by Consumer’s Choice Limited to reduce Kenya’s reliance on imported petroleum.
…Consumer’s Choice Limited developed a bio-ethanol gel made from molasses derived from sugarcane. …

United States Joins Alliance to Promote Clean Cooking in Developing Countries
September 27, 2010 – 8:14 am | No Comment

By Arpita Bhattacharyya, Andrew Light (Center for American Progress)  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday an impressive collaboration at the Clinton Global Initiative that brings together U.S. agencies and the United Nations Foundation to …

New World Energy Supplies Jatropha Oil for BSH Cooking Stove Project in Lombok, Indonesia.
May 3, 2010 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(New World Energy)  Indonesia based PT New World Energy (NWE) and leading multi-national appliance manufacturer, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group (BSH) of Germany recently partnered together on a pilot project to bring clean cooking …

Grilling with Ethanol
April 14, 2010 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  Grilling enthusiasts will find a new product that uses ethanol as an alternative to charcoal or propane on the shelves of many grocery and hardware stores this summer.
The FlameDisk® actually utilizes …