Latest articles on Biofuels

What has SAA been smoking now?

A strain of tobacco holds the promise of biofuel for South African Airways's fleet of planes, but raises issues of feasibility and economic viability.

Science department launches SA’s bio-economy strategy

Science Minister Derek Hanekom has launched a road map on how to develop South Africa's natural biological resources into commercial products.

Individual young designers

The Young Designers: Individuals Award is for school-goers with a creative idea, programme, design or prototype for the efficient use of energy.

On full tanks and empty bellies

South Africa's move to foster bioethanol is self-defeating and unneighbourly.

Biofuels plant will cut UK’s reliance on imported feed

A new biofuels plant near Hull will be the United Kingdom's biggest buyer of wheat, and the biggest supplier of animal feed.

Biofuel firms’ perseverence set to pay off

The announcement of the construction of two factories producing bioethanol from sorghum, costing about R1.6-billion each, appears to be imminent.

Award winner: Biofuel plant backfires on community

It started out with a bang, but land deals went sour and farms lie barren as the project stalls, writes Sipho Kings.

R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014

R2-billion has been set aside for an ethanol plant to help South Africa's budding biofuels sector, which could reduce its reliance on imported fuel.

Biofuels land grab in Kenya’s Tana Delta fuels talk of war

Villagers vow to resist as wildlife vanishes and they are driven from their land to make way for water-thirsty crops.

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Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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Economic ramifications of Covid-19

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