biofuel

 
​Going green: SAA flies high in its maiden tobacco-fuelled flight
​Going green: SAA flies high in its maiden tobacco-fuelled flight
The SAA stewardess was the last to climb into our shuttle. Although wrapped up in a thick navy coat, it was her colourful scarf that gave her...
What has SAA been smoking now?
What has SAA been smoking now?
Rooted in the fertile earth outside the town of Marble Hall in Limpopo, row upon row of lush tobacco seedlings grow ever taller as they lap up the...
Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper
Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper
Over the next 20 years the deaths will rise to 20 000, as will the costs of an environment going awry.
Food comes before biofuel, says Oxfam
Food comes before biofuel, says Oxfam
Analysis by Oxfam of several thousand land deals of the past decade shows that an area eight times the size of Britain has been left idle by or is...
GM maize being developed for fuel instead of food
GM maize being developed for fuel instead of food
US farmers are growing the first maize plants genetically modified for the specific purpose of putting more ethanol in petrol tanks rather than...
Biofuel scepticism prompts German summit
Biofuel scepticism prompts German summit
The German government called an emergency energy summit on Tuesday to try to prevent a consumer backlash against biofuels from snowballing into a...
New era dawns for mini synfuels
New era dawns for mini synfuels
Your household garbage may soon help electrify your suburb, fuel your car or do both.
Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again
Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again
The debate about biofuel has largely been silent since the advent of the recession but as the economy slowly recovers the talk has begun again.
Biofuel targets could leave Africa hungry
Biofuel targets could leave Africa hungry
European Union countries must drop their biofuels targets or risk plunging more Africans into hunger and raising carbon emissions, according to...
Swimming in fuel
Swimming in fuel
The same algae that turns a swimming pool green and nasty could one day fuel your bakkie, says University of Cape Town chemical engineering...

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