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Board Ties Sugar Mill Licences to Power Generation
August 8, 2013 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Andae  (Business Daily Africa)    The Kenya Sugar Board asks firms to start ethanol and electricity production in next two years.

Private and State-owned sugar millers that will not have started electricity generation and …

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 …

Kenya: Kisumu Molasses Resumes Operations
February 10, 2013 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Justus Ochieng (AllAfrica)  THE Kisumu molasses plant will outsource for raw materials from Uganda and Tanzania to continue its operations. Insufficient supply of molasses has derailed operations at the company.
The plant had been closed …

Govt Urged to Empower Small Farmers in Biofuel Production
December 27, 2012 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Kitabu  (IPP Media)  The government of Tanzania has been urged to localise biofuel commercial production by empowering small farmers in terms of training, loans and marketing.
The call was made by Tanzanian researchers and …

Tanzania: Villagers Cry Foul On Bio-Fuel Investments
December 14, 2012 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Ashery Mkama   (AllAfrica.com)   Villagers from Kilwa and Rufiji districts have requested the government to involve them in implementation of bio-fuel projects and investments in which huge tracts of land is used.
They told members …

Govt Urged to Reduce Land Size Granted to Biofuel Businesses
November 27, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(IPPMedia/The Guardian Reporter)  The government has been urged to reduce the maximum land size of each bio-fuel developer from the proposed 20,000 ha to 10,000 ha and give investors conditions which would enable them deliver.
Speaking …

Face the Truth: Europe’s Biofuels Bonanza Causes Hunger in Africa
July 4, 2012 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by David Cronin (New Europe Online)  …The production of biofuels is a central factor behind the grabbing of land in Africa. Yet rather than using food crops, many of the players in this murky game …

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials
March 22, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(JOil)  • Tamil Nadu sites achieve first-year flowering in three months and first harvest in five months
• Field trials now being conducted in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia
JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy …

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 …

Agrisol’s $100 Million Land Deal Opposed by US Environment Group
November 28, 2011 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Kelley (The East African)  A leading US environmental group is opposing the planned purchase of 325,000 hectares of land in Tanzania by an American company.
…Opponents charge that the deal amounts to a “land …

UK Firm’s Failed Biofuel Dream Wrecks Lives of Tanzania Villagers
November 2, 2011 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian/The Observer)  The collapse of Sun Biofuels has left hundreds of Tanzanians landless, jobless, and in despair for the future
“People feel this is like the return of colonialism,” says Athumani Mkambala, chairman …

Biofuels in Eastern Africa: Dangers Yes, but Much Potential as Well
October 12, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe News)  Biofuel production is booming. Worldwide, production of ethanol for fuel has almost quintupled since 2000, while that of biodiesel has risen by almost 25 times. This is, in part, a response to policies …

Tanzania: Sun Biofuels Jatropha Project in Kisarawe Suspended
October 7, 2011 – 7:57 am | No Comment

by Finnigan Wa Simbeye    (AllAfrica.com)  An ambitious biodiesel project which was allocated over 8,000 hectares of land by Kisarawe district officials in 2008 is in trouble.
Employees and casual workers of Sun Biofuels Plc, told Business …

From the Parliament: Opposition Warns against Rukwa Bio-Fuel Project
September 14, 2011 – 7:17 am | No Comment

(The Daily News)  THE government has been warned against allocating over 320,000 hectares of prime land in Rukwa Region to an American agro-firm, Agrisol Energy, which is seeking to undertake large scale commercial farming for …

Tanzania: Institute for Ethanol Production
September 6, 2011 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  The Muheza District-based Mlingano Agriculture Research Institute (ARI-Mlingano) is set to undertake a sisal characterisation programme aimed at developing a protocol for the production of ethanol and citric acid from liquid effluents.
The programme which …

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. …

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 …

Tanzania: Nation to Import Ethanol From Brazil
June 17, 2011 – 6:50 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica/The Citizen)  Tanzania is set to import ethanol from Brazil in its bid to lower fuel prices by 10 per cent.
This was said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend by Mr Leo Lyayuka, a …

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) …

Tanzania: Expert Faults Commercial Jatropha Investments
April 29, 2011 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  Jatropha should not replace any crops in arable farms and instead should be cultivated by smallholder farmers as hedges for farms, an expert has warned.
Pamoja Inc Co-Director Jonathan Otto said in Dar es Salaam …

Global Food Crisis, Biofuels and Land Grabs in Ghana
April 29, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

by Bright Owusu  (Ghana mma)  The time has never been riper for the people of Ghana to speak out about the terrible negligence of consecutive governments who have allowed horrendous land grabs by foreign nationals …

New Biofuel Development Guidelines Unveiled in Dar
January 28, 2011 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Michael Haonga (IPP Media/The Guardian)  Tanzania has reaffirmed its commitment to sustain a multi-faceted strategy for harnessing power from various sources, including biofuel, to cover any shortfall.
The assurance was made in Dar es Salaam …

Disputes Lurk behind Biofuel Projects — Study
October 22, 2010 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The Citizen Reporter)  Tanzania urgently needs to put in place a policy framework to guide biofuel crops production and stave off the danger of serious food shortages in communities around biofuel plantations, a new study has …

Brazil Set to Assist Tanzania Survey Biofuel Farming Areas
October 15, 2010 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Beatrice Philamon (IPP Media)  Tanzanian and Brazilian experts are expected to carry out a countrywide survey to identify and propose strategic areas that would be allocated for biofuel farming.
“Our intention is to have special areas …

Tanzania Has Big Biofuel Potential: FAO Study
July 15, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(China Economic Net)  A huge potential for producing biofuels is expected in Tanzania without hampering the cultivation of food crops, according to a new study.
Conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently, the …

Sun Biofuels to Employ 1500 People in Kisarawe
April 6, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  Sun Biofuels, a British firm that has invested in jatropha plantations in Tanzania, envisages offering full time employment to 1,500 Tanzanians in its jatropha biofuel project at Kisarawe.
Of the 1,500 people, 400 are already …

Biofuels, Land Access and Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania
December 28, 2009 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Emmanuel Sulle and Fred Nelson  (Tanzania Natural Resource Forum’s Forestry Working Group and the International Institute for Environment and Development)  In recent years, biofuels have rapidly emerged as a major issue for agricultural development, …

Opening Second Tender Global Sustainable Biomass Fund
October 24, 2009 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

The Global Sustainable Biomass Fund supports developing countries in making their biomass production for energy uses sustainable. It thus enables them to access the local or international market of sustainable biomass for energy uses. The …

Public Fury Halts Biofuel Onslaught on Farmers in Tanzania
October 6, 2009 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

By Mike Mande  (The East African)  Tanzania has suspended investments worth millions of dollars after a storm of protest over the eviction of farmers to make way for biofuels.   The EastAfrican has learnt that the country …

Tanzanian Jatropha Agriculture Gains Momentum with USAID
August 20, 2009 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Happy Lazaro (Arusha Times)  The United States of America has given Tanzania Tsh.6.5 billion (US Dollars 5.4 million) for development of Jatropha farming in rural areas.  The American government issued the money through its …