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New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves
May 7, 2018 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are major contributors to household air …

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again
April 16, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. They include large, rich countries …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018
January 2, 2018 – 3:24 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 65 countries.
The bulk of mandates continue …

Perspectives on Biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa
December 22, 2017 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk, Emile van Zyl, Brett Pletschke (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39)  This short contribution provides some perspectives on opportunities for biofuel production on the African continent. Africa has a large land base, with …

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy
November 30, 2017 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to …

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change
November 20, 2017 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique, also announced on Thursday formal agreement on the development of targets for biofuels and to …

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change
October 30, 2017 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage needs to more than double by 2030 if the world is to avoid temperature rises …

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?
July 25, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by …

Production of Biofuels in Mozambique Is No Longer Viable Following Drop in Oil Prices
April 25, 2017 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  The production of biofuel from Jatropha mollissima “is something to forget,” said Almirante Dima, the deputy national director of Hydrocarbons and Energy at the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique.
Dima explained …

Food Security Benefits Found in African Biofuels Production
November 18, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study.
Irish university research is adding to the body of knowledge …

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 …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Kuwait Invests US$1.5 Billion in Agro-Industrial Project in Mozambique
June 3, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  The Al-Bader International Development Company plans to invest U$1.5 billion in an agro-industrial project for the production of sugarcane in Mozambique, with a view to producing ethanol, the Chief Executive of the Kuwaiti …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

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 …

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 …

Japanese Cars Soda Drinks Show Future for Abengoa Biofuel
June 12, 2014 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Rodrigo Orihuela (Bloomberg)  Abengoa SA (ABG/P), the Spanish renewable energy company investing in biofuels, is in talks with Japanese car manufacturers and soft-drink makers to help them develop products ranging from bottles to chemicals.
“All …

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production
May 13, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the import of fossil fuel.   Mozambique is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing ethanol …

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 …

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 …

Bio Diesel Fuel Project Gains Momentum
August 15, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Keikantse Lesemela (The Monitor)  In support of the bio diesel fuel project in Botswana, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated equipment worth an estimated P2 million.
The research project was carried out in April 2011 …

Biofuel Investment Firm Wound up
August 8, 2013 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by John Brazier (Insolvency News)  A company offering investments in an untraceable biofuel project in Mozambique has been wound up by the High Court in the public interest.
Following an investigation by The Insolvency Service, Insight Commodities …

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor
July 24, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean …

Energy Farms: Is the Time Ripe?
March 23, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/ Euro Marketing Tools)  Biodiesel, ethanol and livestock production, wind turbines and photovoltaic installments situated in close proximity make energy—and economic—sense
The concept is that if alternate forms of energy can be produced …

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 …

Workshop on Sustainable Biomass Production in South-East Africa March 19-21, 2013 Maputo, Mozambique
January 25, 2013 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
Workshop on Sustainable Biomass Production in South-East Africa    March 19-21, 2013    Maputo, Mozambique

The workshop is organised by NL Agency with the support of WIP Renewable Energies. The objective is to discuss and share experiences on current initiatives for the development of sound frameworks for bioenergy in African …

Biofuel Causing World Hunger
January 23, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Rudy Ruitenberb  (BusinessDay/  Biofuel output from agricultural commodities has contributed to surging world food prices in the past decade, says Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
…Mr Brabeck-Letmathe described making biofuels from food crops as “nonsense”.
The agriculture ministers …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Brazil’s Petrobras Plans to Start Producing Ethanol in Mozambique in 2014
November 27, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  Brazilian oil company Petrobras plans to start producing ethanol in Mozambique in 2014, the chairman of Petrobras Combustíveis, Miguel Macedo said Tuesday in Maputo.
Speaking in Maputo at a conference entitled “Brazil and Africa: …

Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa
September 20, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(Soros Economic Development Fund)  Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa
Funding for CleanStar Mozambique benefits smallholder farmers and the environment, creates jobs, and protects families …

Insight: U.S. and Brazil – At Last, Friends on Ethanol
September 17, 2012 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Brian Winter (Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  After years at each other’s throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of …

The Biobased A List: Biobased Cookstoves and the Himalayas
September 12, 2012 – 9:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest)  …In Nepal, the Himalayan Stove Project — a US-based charity— is distributing free, clean-burning, highly efficient cookstoves in the Trans-Himalayan region. These stoves burn biomass fuel – typically wood or …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: CleanStar Mozambique – A Case Study
August 27, 2012 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

Presentation by Sagun Saxena (CleanStar Ventures) CleanStar is an early stage developer of sustainable food and energy ventures with a global presence. Strength lies in finance, technology and local execution capacity. The urban need in …

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 …

Ceci Api Biomassa Mozambique to Harvest It’s First Crop of Jatropha
June 4, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Macauhub)  The first crop of jatropha of biofuel company Ceci Api Biomassa Mozambique is due to be harvested by July, the company’s chief executive told Mozambican news agency AIM.
Domercico Manfredi also said that the harvest, …

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, …

Portugal’s Galp Energia to Head up Scientific Project in Mozambique
February 8, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  Portuguese group Galp Energia plans to head up a project for second generation biofuel produced using cultivated jatropha in Mozambique, the Portuguese press reported.
The project, which is projected to cost 2 million euros, …

French Group Tereos Internacional and Brazil’s Petrobras to Study Ethanol Production in Mozambique
December 28, 2011 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  French group Tereos Internacional and Brazilian energy company Petrobras Wednesday in Maputo signed a protocol of intentions with Mozambican state oil and gas company Petróleos de Moçambique (Petromoc) to study the feasibility of …

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 …

SADC Urged to Consider Biofuel Regulations
November 28, 2011 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Foreign firms are increasing their interest in the biofuel sector resulting in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) being urged to implement policy and legal mechanisms to foster responsible investments.
The World Wild …

ICM Designs Cassava Ethanol Plant in Mozambique
November 2, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman ( Ethanol plant design company, ICM, Inc., of Colwich, Kansas, has designed and constructed equipment for a “one gallon per minute ethanol plant” currently under construction in Mozambique that will use locally …

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 …

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 …

Grown Energy to Invest in Making Ethanol in Mozambique, AIM Says
August 1, 2011 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Fred Katerere (Bloomberg)  Grown Energy Zambeze Ltda. will invest $320 million to make ethanol from sugar cane in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, state-controlled Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique reported.
Production is scheduled to …

Mozambique Sells Its First Biofuel Export to Lufthansa
July 29, 2011 – 8:38 am | No Comment

(defenseWEb)  Mozambique’s Sun Biofuels has made its first export by selling 30 tons of jatropha oil to German airline Lufthansa.
The company’s director of corporate affairs Luis Gouveia on Friday told the Mozambican newspaper Diario de …

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) …

Mozambique: Italian Company to Grow Jatropha in Moamba
April 29, 2011 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(  The Italian company “BioEnergy” is to invest 20 million dollars to grow the shrub Jatropha in Sabie, in the southern Mozambican district of Moamba.
The jatropha seeds will be exported to Italy to be processed …

Mozambique: Major Biofuel Project Under Way in Nacala-a-Velha
March 31, 2011 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(  A project to grow the shrub jatropha for ethanol production is providing jobs for about 500 people in the northern Mozambican district of Nacala-a-Velha, according to the district administrator, Daniel Chapo.
The investor is the …

Assumptions in the European Union Biofuels Policy: Frictions with Experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique
October 25, 2010 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by David Fig, Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb. Les Levidow, Mireille Hönicke, Maria Luisa Mendonça  (Transnational Insitute)  
The biofuel project is an agro-industrial development and politically contested policy process where governments increasingly become global actors. European Union …

Mozambique to Get 19 Million Dollar Biofuels Project
August 10, 2010 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(AFP)  Mozambique’s state fuel company has partnered with the private sector to invest 19 million dollars (14 million euros) in biofuel production, state media reported on Monday.
National supplier Petromoc, Portuguese fuel company Galp and biodiesel producer …

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 …

Critics Slam EU-Brazil African Biofuel Plan
July 19, 2010 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Willis (Bloomberg Businessweek)  EU and Brazilian leaders are set to announce a new “triangular co-operation” initiative, under which they will aim to work together in some of the world’s poorest countries, but NGOs say …

Africa Heralds Biofuel Pipeline
June 11, 2010 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Michael Dynes  (The New Economy)   Of the billions of dollars that have been ploughed into the biofuel sector around the world over the past decade, only a tiny fraction has ever found its way …

Jatropha: Mozambique’s New Biofuel Hope
April 19, 2010 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Barbee (Global Post)  …Sun Biofuels, a British company, has been planting thousands of acres of jatropha at a former tobacco farm here and in other sites in Africa. The company hopes the jatropha …