Ethanol

Zim may lose $500-million

Billy Rautenbach is tangled in a spat over land use and is said to be ready to move a multimillion ethanol project to Zambia.

Zim: Politics fuels blending case

Zimbabwe's government has urged the Constitutional Court to dismiss concerns about its mandatory addition of ethanol to petrol.

Anger fuels ethanol U-turn in Zim

Zimbabwe's government is accused of favouring sole licencee Billy Rautenbach by raising fuel's ethanol content.

Big plans for ethanol ignore fears

A constitutional court case will test the legality of mandatory fuel blending in Zimbabwe.

On full tanks and empty bellies

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

Zim: Transporting ethanol a major safety concern

A road accident which killed 24 people has raised questions about the safety of transporting the highly flammable fuel in Zimbabwe.

Blended petrol fuels Zim motorists’ ire

Government has ordered that fuel must be blended with ethanol, but there are fears that ethanol could damage vehicles and impact on food security.

Zim to blend imported petrol with ethanol

Zimbabwe has passed laws ordering that imported petrol be blended with 10% of locally produced ethanol.

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.

One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars, not people

One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people.

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