South African opposition calling for support to fledgling KZN biofuels industry

July 10, 2019 |

In South Africa, the African News Agency reports that the Democratic Alliance political party has called for the urgent creation of a task force to support the biofuel industry in KwaZulu Natal in response to sugar companies suffering from an onslaught of cheaper sugar imports that has put the sugar industry itself in jeopardy. Tongaat Hulett, one of the sugar companies suffering from the current trade situation, has already invested into crop research and potential opportunities for diversification into biofuel production but the current policy climate doesn’t favor its development.

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