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Kenyan Teacher Uses Water Hyacinths for Biofuel

by Hassan Lali (BBC) A Kenyan teacher Richard Awra uses water hyacinths in a new biofuel to combat both problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth. The Kenya Marine institute estimates

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol – A Solution to Pakistan’s Power Woes

By Umer Khayyam and Tehzeeb Bano (The Express Tribune)  … Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas emissions, generated from the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing in Third World societies like Pakistan. … To

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Oman Goes Green with Fuel from Food Waste

by Sheikha Al Maqhus (Times of Oman)  Oman is setting up four biogas plants to produce energy from more than half a million tonnes of food waste, the cost of which

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

KOKO Networks Invests in Saarus to Commercially Roll Out Ethanol Cookstoves in India

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Kenya, KOKO Networks Ltd. announced a strategic investment in Saarus Innovations Pvt. Ltd., a product design and manufacturing company headquartered in Ahmedabad, India. KOKO and Saarus

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

State to Provide Biogas Subsidies in Rural Areas

by Parul Kulshrestha (Times of India)  Rajasthan, which has to meet a target of 3,700 household Biogas plants in the state under the National Biogas and Management Programme (NBMMP), has announced to provide

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Rwanda Eyes Biogas to Help Curb Deforestation

by Amy Yee (WRAL/New York Times)  The kitchen of Ecole Secondaire Kanombe Efotec, a boarding school here, is busy from dawn to dusk while the staff cooks meals for more than

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

C/River Workers to Pay N55,456 Each for Biofuel Cookers, Lamps

(Sahara Reporters)  This was sequel to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Alvila Technologies Limited said to be owned by a close associate of the governor. —  Cross River Governor

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Delhi Gurudwaras to Set up Biofuel Plant for Kitchen Waste

(DNA India)  Following the footsteps of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in Amritsar the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will now set up biogas plants in all the gurudwara complexes in

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

UNIDO Promoting Ethanol Clean Cooking in Tanzania

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Tanzania, UNIDO is promoting a project to roll out the use of ethanol clean cookstoves in an effort to reduce charcoal use for cooking. The Global

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Diversification: FG to Boost Jatropha Production

by O.C. Cluss (Daily Trust)  The Federal Government is to focus more on the development of jatropha production as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy, the Director-General, Raw Materials

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel to Hit the Market

by Macharia Kamau (Standard Digital)  Oil marketing company Vivo Energy plans to scale up the sale of ethanol fuel for cooking to low-income households. Vivo Energy, which operates Shell-branded petrol stations, hopes

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Using PNG, Biofuel for Cooking May Soon Get Cheaper, Subsidy Proposed

(Business Standard)  At present, the government extends a subsidy to users of LPG but PNG and biofuel users do not receive such benefits — The government is considering a subsidy for all

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Vivo Energy Kenya and Koko Networks Form Ethanol Cooking Fuel Partnership

(Koko Networks)  Vivo Energy becomes first multinational fuels company to enter Kenyan market for ethanol cooking fuel, using KOKO technology to enable affordable mass-market access.   Vivo Energy Kenya today announces a

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Cenergy Launches Global Biogas Capture and Utilization Program

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has a Biogas Capture and Utilization System (BCU System) to help farms and communities around the world economically store and use their biogas instead of venting

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Fire Waters Aims to Throw a (Glanworth) Curve at Conventional Cooking Fuels

by Hank Daniszewski (The London Free Press)  A London entrepreneur has set up a demonstration site for commercial cooking equipment fuelled by ethanol  —  Motorists rounding the Glanworth curve on Wellington Road at

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Biogas Backpack’ Successfully Tested in Uganda

(Bioenergy Insight)  A Ugandan and German team called ‘Agali Awamu’ has developed an ‘innovative and feasible’ solution for electricity and biogas supply in Uganda. The project was facilitated by the lab of

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Burning of Biofuels, Suspended Dust Emit 48% of Total Pollution in Mumbai

by Virat A Singh (Daily News and Analysis India)  … “The sector-wise figures would not have changed substantially though its a 2016 study and one has to understand that apart

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

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

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Fuels Project in China Targets Cooking in the Commercial Sector

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  The Alliance partnered with China’s Ministry of Agriculture, Shell, local governments, and SSM to develop and launch a new clean cooking project in Zhejiang province of

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Roots for Ethanol Stove in Bid to Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Faith Nyamai  (Daily Nation)  The Ministry of Environment has pledged to support the use of ethanol stoves in both rural and urban areas in what is expected to play

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Clean Cooking Can Lead to Increased Birth Weight in Newborns

(United Nations Foundation) Babies born to mothers who cooked with ethanol were born later and heavier  —  A new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Perspectives on Biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

December 22, 2017 Read Full Article

New Absorbent Natural Gas System Will Store and Transport Biomethane

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions is introducing a complete adsorbent natural gas (ANG) system to capture, store, transport and utilize biomethane, which will help farms, communities and businesses around the world

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The South Pole Energy Challenge: The First-Ever Expedition to the Geographic South Pole Powered Only by Renewable Technologies, Including Advanced Biofuels

(South Pole Energy Challenge/PR Newswire)  his is a father-and-son story about an epic journey – putting human endurance to its ultimate test relying solely on renewable energy  —  On 15 November 2017, Robert Swan,

October 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Gerard Ostheimer and Doug Faulkner co-authored a Biofuels Digest article with some ideas that show the benefits bioenergy could bring to Africa: “Africans should strive for sustainable fuels from native

October 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Growing the African Biofuel Sector: What’s Not to Like?

by Gerard Ostheimer and Doug Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  …  (I)n Sub-Saharan Africa a thriving indigenous bioenergy industry can play a positive and productive role in modernizing economies and improving the

October 23, 2017 Read Full Article

A Perspective on the Value of Cooking with Off-Grid Power

by Mahesh Bhave (Renewable Energy World)  Why should rural electrification efforts worldwide — in Africa, India, Central and South America — isolate cooking from other core applications such as lighting, fans,

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Eco Challenge: One Man’s Quest to Build an Eco-Friendly Passagemaker, Parts I and 2

by Peter Wilcox (Passage Maker)  Having the opportunity to imagine and oversee the building of my own ideal Inside Passage vessel has been exquisitely educational—initiating a chain of engaging design,

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions? — August 22, 2017

  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

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(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

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Sanga Moses Is on a Crusade

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

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Burn Better, Cook Faster, Save $$: The Quest for an Efficient African Cookstove

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

June 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Clariant Cellulosic Ethanol Donation Lets 1,000 Malagasy Families Cook Safer and Cleaner

(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

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda

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)

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: North Korea Is Growing Cannabis to Fuel Military Vehicles

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

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

She Found a Way to Make Plastic Waste Useful

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.

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

African Climate Technology Center (ACTC) Selects Nine Institutions to Develop Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Research Projects Across the Continent

(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

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Work Underway on Kenyan Biogas and Drinking Water Plant

(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

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Phasing out Cookstoves a ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Health, Study Shows

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

February 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Uganda: Museveni Wants Law on Sugarcane By-Products

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

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(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

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Uganda: Kakira Sugar Opens Shs130 Billion Ethanol Plant

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

January 9, 2017 Read Full Article

London Man Says Burners He Invented that Run Mainly on Ethanol Can Help Families and Businesses Cut Energy Costs

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

January 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Govt to Set up First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery in Punjab

(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

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel to Be Standardized

(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

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Rural Cameroon to Explore Bioethanol as Economic Driver

(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

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(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

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective

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

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia

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

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

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

June 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions

(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

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK

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

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Women Are Central to Africa’s Energy Transformation

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

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Bringing Clean, Safe, Affordable Cooking Energy to Kenyan Households: An Agenda for Action

(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

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export

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

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Innovative Micro Bio-Unit Can Turn Home Rubbish into Cooking Gas

(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

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016

(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

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

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

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria

(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

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

In Search of 100 Million (Truly?) Clean Cookstoves

by Marc Gunther (Nonprofit Chronicles)  …  “Why exactly are we ahead with 100 million more wood burning stoves in the

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

These Cheap, Clean Stoves Were Supposed to Save Millions of Lives. What Happened?

by Marc Gunther (Washington Post)  … Of those 28 million cookstoves, only 8.2 million — the ones that run on electricity

November 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

CLEANCOOK Star Stove Concept Demo

(CLEANCOOK) An animated video showing a new clean cooking stove concept for the developing world. Highly automated production, optimized logistics and

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Statement from Advanced Biofuels USA in Response to International Climate Science Coalition Press Release

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the spirit of Pope Francis, and in response to press release from the International Climate Science

September 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Pope on Wrong Side of History on Climate Change – Global Warming Policies Are the Real Threat to the World’s Most Vulnerable People

(International Climate Science Coalition/PR Newswire) “Rather than simply follow the United Nations on climate change, Pope Francis must consider whether U.N.

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Studies Sustainability of Renewable Cooking Fuel

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is currently completing a study focused specifically on fuels and evaluating

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Cooking with Ethanol: Benefits, Key Challenges and Lessons Learned

(Partnership for Clean Indoor Air)  Over the last ten years, organizations like Project Gaia Inc. and its partners have been

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Numbitrax Buys Blume’s First African Bioethanol Refinery

(Biofuels International)  Blume Distillation, a biorefinery systems provider for bioethanol production, has announced the sale of its first Africa-based biorefinery.

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Ecobank Disburses CBN’s N50 Million Facility to Boost SMEFunds’ Clean Energy Innovations

(SMEFunds/PR.com)  Today, SMEFunds, Africa’s foremost Social Enterprise based in Nigeria is first to receive N50 million (approx. $300,000) from the

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal,

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deforestation and pollution have distressed the country’s environment and beauty. The chronic effects of

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Will Steiner, General Manager, Hawaii Oil Seed Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HOSPRO is dedicated to battle the 95+% import of petroleum for energy and electricity generation

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Successful Panel on Clean Cooking Fuels at SE4ALL 2015

(Project Gaia)  Members of Project Gaia attended the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All) in New York City from May 18

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New

May 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Bioenergy Innovations Presented at Department of Energy BETO Project Peer Review

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During late March 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review Presentations Now Online

(US Department of Energy)  Visit the 2015 Project Peer Review Web page to download individual project and plenary presentations from BETO’s

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Food vs. Food and Fuel

By Hilary Landfried (Project Gaia)  … We rarely think of it here in the West, hooked up to electric and gas grids

March 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review March 23-27 Alexandria, VA

  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

March 4, 2015 Read Full Article

The Latest Addition to the List of Renewable Fuels – Biopropane – Will Soon Be Available

(Neste Oil)  A new renewable fuel will enter the market when Neste Oil starts the manufacture of biopropane. The investment

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake, a Breakthrough

by Brady Luceno  (Project Gaia)  Five years ago today at approximately 5pm, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. Over three

February 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding

February 10, 2015 Read Full Article

POET to Supply Haiti with Ethanol for Cookstoves through Project Gaia

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Haiti, POET has partnered with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Nigerian Company Sells Cooking Fuel Below Government Subsidized Kerosene Price, Targets 10 million Households by 2017

(Green Energy & Biofuels)  Lagos, Nigeria – January 5, 2015. In what the UN Secretary General Banki-Moon declared as the

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

SEFA to Help Scale-Up Innovative Clean Cooking Business in Nigeria

(African Development Bank Group)  The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $580,000 preparation grant for the expansion

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Smokeless Biofuel Saves Lives in Africa

by Julie Fahnestock (Just Means)  … In fact, traditional cooking methods—open fires of wood and chemically based charcoals—have been deemed

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

WHO Sets Benchmarks to Reduce Health Damage from Indoor Air Pollution

(World Health Organization)  WHO recommendations, released today, highlight the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Madagascar Energy Starts the Race by Domestic Biofuel Ethanol

(Agence Ecofin) … “It is an ecological project to reduce deforestation by reducing the use of wood as fuel,” noted Roland

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

NewFire Africa Files for Voluntary Liquidation

(Novozymes)  The majority shareholders in the clean cooking venture NewFire Africa – which include Novozymes and the Investment Fund for

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Funds Cook Stoves Research to Ameliorate Air Quality and Mitigate Climate Change

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) If the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) systematic analysis study of 2010 is anything

May 30, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Sen. Collins Introduces Clean Cookstoves Bill That Would Improve Environment, Public Health

(Senator Susan Collins)  U.S. Senator Susan Collins today introduced the “Clean Cookstoves Support Act,” a bill that would reduce carbon

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

US Producer Takes Trip to African Ethanol Plant

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

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ named Top Clean Energy Investment in West Africa

(Small World Carbon)  SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ (Nigeria) has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Zip’s Military Cooking Fuel UK Launch at DSEI

(DSEI)  Zip is unveiling its NEW, powerful, lightweight, non-toxic Military Cooking Fuel at the DSEI exhibition in London in September

September 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Sonamar and VayuGrid to Develop BioEnergy Zones Across Haiti

(MoneyLife/PR NewsWire)  BioEnergy Zones Will Lead the Way Towards Socially Inclusive and Economically Sustainable Livelihood Haiti based Sonamar S.A. and

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Stoves Cut Carbon and Fuel Costs in Nigeria?

(Responding to Climate Change)  Switching from kerosene to biofuel powered cookstoves could save the lives of thousands of women in

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biobased Briquettes, Not Bombs, for the Taliban?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Cote d’Ivoire Launches PPP for Biofuels

(Alternative Energy Africa)   A public-private partnership (PPP) has been launched to promote the production of ethanol from cassava and sugarcane

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Micro Distillery Workshop November 12-14, 2012 Antananarivo, Madagascar

  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

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuels Offer Hope to Hungry World

by James Melik  (BBC News)  …The chairman of the world’s largest food producer is highly critical of the rise in

August 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Rocks and Blue Ocean Strategies for Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A blue ocean strategy takes a flying leap to create a new paradigm, where the

June 26, 2012 Read Full Article

The World Bioenergy Award to North America and Africa

(Environmental Expert)  The winner of the World Bioenergy Award 2012 was announced on 29 May in Jönköping Sweden: Mr. Harry Stokes, USA.

June 4, 2012 Read Full Article

CleanStar Launches First Cooking Fuel Facility in Mozambique; Alternative to Charcoal Cooking, Health Risks, at Hand in Africa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mozambique, the first sustainable cooking fuel facility was inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture José

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Rwanda: Private Sector Should Embrace Bio-Fuel, Says IRST Boss

by Eric Didier Karinganire (AllAfrica.com)   For some years now, there has been talk of locally producing biofuel to make

May 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Gaia Association Requests Expressions of Interest for Procurement of Ethanol Microdistillery, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

(PR.com)  Request for Expression of Interest Promotion of Ethanol Microdistillery for Cooking Fuel in Ethiopia Loan No. /Credit No./ Grant

March 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale

February 28, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Spanish Biofuel Producer to Invest 150 Million Euros in Congo

by Robert Mbakou (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)   Spain’s Biocongo Global Trading will spend 150 million euros ($201 million) developing 60,000 hectares (148,000

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Gaia Association and SEI Launches New Initiative to Produce Clean Cooking Fuel from Waste for Addis Ababa Households

(Project Gaia)  On November 23, Gaia Association, in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority,

December 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp

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Clean Food, Via Clean Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about? Not all

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar

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August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

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By Arpita Bhattacharyya, Andrew Light (Center for American Progress)  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday an impressive collaboration at

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

New World Energy Supplies Jatropha Oil for BSH Cooking Stove Project in Lombok, Indonesia.

(New World Energy)  Indonesia based PT New World Energy (NWE) and leading multi-national appliance manufacturer, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance

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