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‘Biogas Backpack’ Successfully Tested in Uganda
May 15, 2018 – 10:09 am | No Comment

(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 tomorrow, an organisation run by the …

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 …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 Release
March 30, 2018 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  According to BIO, the global economic value today of the biobased economy – including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials – is $355.28 billion. And looking at …

UIA Enters $70 Billion Development Deal with Malaysian Firm
March 5, 2018 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Bridget Asiimwe (The Observer)  Uganda Investment Authority has entered a multi-billion deal with a Malaysian firm with an aim of transforming the country into a green economy by 2040 through a series of four integrated green …

Fighting Food Waste in Africa with Biofuel-Run Sparky Dryer
January 8, 2018 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Uganda, engineering graduate Lawrence Okettayot is addressing food waste with his new Sparky Dryer, which is a food dehydrator that runs on biofuel from a farmer’s garden and burns with …

Avoiding GMOs Isn’t Just Anti-Science. It’s Immoral.
December 28, 2017 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Mitch Daniels (The Washington Post)  Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the use …

Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation
July 21, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Seema Jayachandran, Joost de Laat, Eric F. Lambin, Charlotte Y. Stanton, Robin Audy, Nancy E. Thomas (Science Magazine)  Trees take up a lot of CO2, so one approach to reducing the rate of increase in …

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 …

Praj Industries Unveils ‘Steady’ Financial Results and Raves about Cellulosic Ethanol Opportunities
February 16, 2017 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  …  “… We are highly excited to participate in the domestic cellulosic ethanol opportunity, which has the potential to redefine energy matrix for the country,” said Pramod Chaudhari, executive chairman at Praj Industries.
The company …

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 …

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 …

Opposition Wants Biofuels Bill Start Date Staggered
December 20, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Mary Karugaba  (New Vision)  Staggering the commencement date would help government build capacity. —  … Presenting the opposition’s views on the Biofuels Bills, 2016 to the parliamentary committee on Natural Resources, MP Simon Oyet argued that …

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration
December 12, 2016 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Dow AgroSciences/Business Wire) Dow AgroSciences, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and Agriculture Victoria Working Together on Essential African Root Crop  —  More productive cassava plants, a root crop that is foundational for food security in Africa, …

Mumias Sugar Steps up Regional Molasses Imports on Biting Cane Shortage
November 30, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Andae (Business Daily Africa)  Mumias has been importing molasses — the raw material used in ethanol production — from Uganda for over eight months now but, has now extended this to Tanzania.
The loss-making …

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 …

East Africa: Lack of Common Policy Delays Use of Clean Fuel in East Africa
November 7, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Kennedy Senelwa  (AllAfrica)  Lack of common standards for blending ethanol with petrol is limiting East Africa’s ability to use biofuels in reducing the carbon emissions from fossil fuels in the transport sector.
The growing demand …

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 …

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 …

The Yield Dividend: 5-10X Increase in Sorghum Opening New Options for Africa?
April 1, 2016 – 9:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In South Africa,, Chromatin and Zaad Holdings have entered into an alliance to produce and distribute planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout the African continent.
In Africa, sorghum is …

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape
January 20, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group) invested heavily in expanding cane crushing and power generation. Now, the ambitious sugar plant is …

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 …

Uganda Ethanol Plant to Start Commercial Output in July 2016
October 30, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Fred Ojambo (Bloomberg Business)   Praj Industries of India contracted to build 6,000l/day plant; Uganda to enforce biofuels blending when crude output starts
Kakira Sugar Works Ltd., Uganda’s biggest producer of the sweetener, said it will start commercial …

Leaked Tape Recordings Unearth the Depth of the New Scandal at Mumias Sugar Company
June 30, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Paul Wafula (Standard Digital News)  A sting operation conducted at Mumias Sugar Company premises has uncovered an elaborate network through which some of the firm’s employees have been colluding with rogue Kenya Revenue Authority …

Cabinet Approves the Biofuels Bill, 2014
June 25, 2015 – 9:12 pm | No Comment

(Uganda Media Center, Office of the President)  Although Government has a policy in place (The Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda, 2007) which provides for the blending of biofuels with fossil fuels (Petroleum Fuel) in regulated …

Chromatin Sorghum Hybrids Produce Fivefold Yield Increase in East Africa
March 23, 2015 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

(Chromatin, Inc.)  Chromatin, Inc., an agriculture technology company, announced today that its newly introduced hybrid sorghum seed products have achieved unprecedented yields in East Africa.
Chromatin introduced the new hybrids at a grain sorghum workshop it …

Praj Contracts Order for Uganda’s Largest Ethanol Plant from Kakira Sugars
January 7, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Praj/PR NewsWire/CNBC)  Sustainable Technology resulting in generation of 50-60% power requirement through captive cogen unit; Employs Praj’s latest ECOSMART technology for multi-product distillery producing fuel ethanol as well as premium grade beverage alcohol; Biocompost from …

Is the Next “Green Revolution” Right Around the Corner?
October 17, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Caitlin Kennedy (Biotech NOW)  National Geographic’s October issue contains an in-depth article, “The Next Green Revolution” on how plant biotechnology will be one part of a multifaceted solution to feeding a rapidly growing population in the face of …

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 …

Uganda to Get Quality Biodiesel
April 5, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Eriosi Nantaba (  A private Firm African Power Initiative Limited (API) recently announced its plans and commitment to start mass production of bio diesel in Uganda with a capacity of more than 4000 litres. …

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 …

CLC bio Collaborates with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Project
July 4, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(CLC bio)  Today CLC bio and the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, announced a collaboration to benefit the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa project (VIRCA), a partnership including researchers …

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Clean Technology Summit September 26-28, 2012 Kampala, Uganda
January 30, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  World Clean Technology Summit    September 26-28, 2012   Kampala, Uganda

Every year, Pilot International continues to provide a Global Platform for Advancement of Innovations and Clean Technology for a Sustainable World.
The growth and success of our events is testament to Pilot Internationals’
determination to provide a …

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 …

Uganda: Planned Sweet Sorghum Project to Create 250 Jobs
October 14, 2011 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Dennis Picco (Esse Community)  Up to 250 jobs are expected to be created in Kayunga District, Uganda, after the launch of the Sweet Sorghum Energy Plant. The plant will use sweet sorghum stems as the …

Uganda: Plant Jatropha, Says Museveni
July 8, 2011 – 7:23 am | No Comment

(  President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of Masaka district and Uganda at large to work with the Pegasus Investments Limited in the cultivation of jatropha (ekiroowa) plant as one of the means to boost …

Africa Power Initiative to Produce Bio-Diesel by 2012
June 30, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Emma Onyango (East African Business Week)   …Pegasus Investments and now African Power Initiative have both shown interest in making this diesel.  Mr. Sudhir Kumar, the Business Development Manager African Power Initiative said that …

Everett Boatbuilder’s African Ferry Almost Ready for Service
May 19, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Kurt Batdorf  (Snohomish County Business Journal)  Thain Boatworks’ effort to bring reliable ferry service back to east Africa’s Lake Victoria is about to bear fruit, albeit two years late.
Rob Smith, chief executive and president …

Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo August 24-27, 2011 Kampala Uganda
February 6, 2011 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo    August 24-27, 2011    Kampala Uganda

Pilot International is delighted to invite you to the “Innovation and Sustainability Conference & Expo, 24-27 August 2011, Kampala Uganda. This event will bring together key leading global innovators, sustainability experts, and scientists from the …

Ugandans Turn Kampala’s Uncollected Garbage into Versatile Fuel
December 3, 2010 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Wambi Michael  (The Guardian Weekly)   Cement kilns are used to transform waste, which would otherwise pollute the city, into a fuel that suits petrol engines
Fred Kyagulanyi and James Sendikwanawa used to get up in the …

Uganda: Do We Have Reasons to Support Local Research?
October 13, 2010 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(All Africa)  …CREEC – Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation is an institution doing research in renewable energy (Biomass stoves and gasifiers); Biofuels; Solar PV and energy efficiency in households, industry and institutions.
Obviously, …

Uganda to Extract Biodiesel from ‘Wonder Plant’ Jatropha
December 7, 2009 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Halima Abdallah  (East African)   The National Forestry Research Institute has embarked on a project to test the viability of biodiesel from jatropha, a drought resistant crop.

According to a senior researcher at the institute, Dr …

Experts Plug into Biofuel to Reduce Uganda Power Bill
July 23, 2009 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Mehret Tesfaye (Ethiopian Review)  Scientists in Uganda have started an ambitious research programme that should see the country produce biofuels commercially in the near future.  The research which is going on at the National Crop …

Experts Plug into Biofuel to Reduce Uganda Power Bill
July 23, 2009 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Mehret Tesfaye (Ethiopian Review)  Scientists in Uganda have started an ambitious research programme that should see the country produce biofuels commercially in the near future.  The research which is going on at the National Crop …