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.

A spoonful of sugar (could) make the world go around

The current frank discussions internationally and in South Africa on the role of biofuels are both timely and welcome, writes <b>Emile van Zyl</b>.

Tanzania’s biofuel project’s promise proves barren

A project to produce clean energy for The Netherlands and Belgium has degenerated into a controversial abuse of natural resources in Africa.

SA farmers see depressed maize prices in 2011

SA's maize prices, which have largely been depressed this year, will remain under pressure in 2011 unless the country secures new export markets.

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An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

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