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Nigerian investors embark on 1.5 million ton cassava ethanol project

Nigerian investors embark on 1.5 million ton cassava ethanol project

September 19, 2016 |

In Nigeria, Mokk Investments has launched its 6,000 hectare cassava project that will eventually produce 1.5 million metric tons of ethanol and starch. The first phase of the project will include 5,000 farmers and later will scale up to 10,000 in the catchment of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority. Fortis Microfinance Bank will finance the […]

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Union Dicon Salt agrees with Delta State to develop 10,000 hectares of cassava and processing

Union Dicon Salt agrees with Delta State to develop 10,000 hectares of cassava and processing

September 7, 2016 |

In Nigeria, Union Dicon Salt has agreed to plant 10,000 hectares of cassava in Delta State and to set up a processing plant for ethanol and industrial starch production. The state government has promised to provide an enabling environment to ensure the investment is implemented. The ethanol plant will produce 22,000 liters per day while […]

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Cambodian cassava farmers switch crops as Thailand pressures prices

Cambodian cassava farmers switch crops as Thailand pressures prices

August 15, 2016 |

In Cambodia, the country’s cassava farmers are looking at alternative cash crops like corn and soy in an effort to reduce reliance on Thailand’s manipulation of prices and markets for the crop. The country doesn’t have processing facilities for ethanol or starch, so it is exported to Thailand for further processing but since the military […]

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Nigeria’s Cross River to get $2.5 million cassava ethanol plant

Nigeria’s Cross River to get $2.5 million cassava ethanol plant

May 26, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the Cross River government is supporting the development of a $2.5 million cassava ethanol plant in the state in collaboration with the Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND) Foundation but it is unclear the government’s role or who the private sector partner is for the project. The state is the country’s largest […]

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New Uganda ethanol plant boosts local cassava prices three-fold

New Uganda ethanol plant boosts local cassava prices three-fold

May 24, 2016 |

In Uganda, an $1.8 million cassava-based ethanol plant has boosted prices more than three-fold since coming online last year, supporting economic development for local farmers. A 2010 World Bank-funded project supporting cassava production in Eastern Africa boosted supplies but there was no market to feed into, weighing heavily on prices. Yields have jumped to more […]

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University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

April 19, 2016 |

In California, a team led by researchers from University of California, Berkeley and including researchers from the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, have described cassava’s genetic diversity in an April 18, 2016 advanced online publication of the journal Nature Biotechnology. As cassava roots contain 20-40% starch that costs […]

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Malawi promoting cassava-peel ethanol for clean cooking

Malawi promoting cassava-peel ethanol for clean cooking

March 14, 2016 |

In Malawi, the Malawi University of Science and Technology is leading a trial of ethanol cook stoves in Nkhotakota in an effort to test market uptake of the clean cooking alternative with the idea to promote ethanol production from cassava peels. The trial is taking place is a major cassava-growing area where farmers will be […]

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Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

March 14, 2016 |

In Thailand, ethanol producers are likely to boost use of cassava as feedstock this year due to drought impacts that will reduce sugarcane availability. Currently 30% of ethanol is produced from cassava but that could increase to 40% as molasses availability decreases. Demand could soar to 25 million liters per day from the current 3.7 […]

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Cambodian cassava farmers seeking help for low prices with an eye on ethanol

Cambodian cassava farmers seeking help for low prices with an eye on ethanol

December 30, 2015 |

In Cambodia, cassava farmers are looking to the government to help support them as prices collapse. Prices are about half what they were last year but the government blames low prices on poor storage capacity that seriously impacts the quality of stored cassava. A joint venture with Thailand’s Ubon Biro Ethanol with local company Try […]

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Thai Agro Energy teams with major cassava producer on $41.6 million ethanol facility

Thai Agro Energy teams with major cassava producer on $41.6 million ethanol facility

December 24, 2015 |

In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter of cassava—to develop a new 200,000 liter per day ethanol plant with an estimated total investment of $41.6 million following the three-month feasibility stage. TAE is expects to operate at 90% of its installed capacity of 125 million liters annually […]

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