Tag: fiji

Fiji offering crop-based biofuel investments 10-year tax holiday

Fiji offering crop-based biofuel investments 10-year tax holiday

January 10, 2018 |

In Fiji, the Xinhua news agency reports that whereas governments in Europe are trying to discourage biofuel production from agricultural crops, the Fijian government is offering a 10-year tax holiday for those investing in crop-based bioenergy projects. The policy is part of the country’s wider push to tackle climate change with its Green Growth Framework […]

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UniFiji looking team with sugar industry on ethanol research

UniFiji looking team with sugar industry on ethanol research

August 31, 2017 |

In Fiji, the Fiji Sugar Corporation may team up with UniFiji on researching ethanol production as part of the new Master’s in Renewable Energy Management (MREM) program. Biodiesel production as well as other potential renewable projects are also on the list for research and potential development with the program’s first intake of 12 students. The […]

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Fiji to get biofuel testing laboratory at University of the South Pacific

Fiji to get biofuel testing laboratory at University of the South Pacific

February 10, 2016 |

In Fiji, a biofuel testing laboratory will soon be set up at the University of the South Pacific in partnership with the Department of Energy. The $404,000 facility to be established at the Institute of Applied Science is meant to help biofuel producers in Fiji and around the region have access to accredited fuel testing […]

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Renewables critical for island economies: IRENA Report

Renewables critical for island economies: IRENA Report

July 3, 2015 |

In Brussels, International Renewable Energy Agency released three reports today for Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, concluding that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could meet domestic energy needs while decreasing electricity costs, increasing energy access, and boosting energy independence. Renewables Readiness Assessments offer a holistic evaluation of conditions for […]

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Fiji Sugar Corp set to invest $37.7 million in ethanol production

Fiji Sugar Corp set to invest $37.7 million in ethanol production

December 30, 2014 |

In Fiji, the Fiji Sugar Corp is looking to invest $37.7 million to produce up to 13 million liters of ethanol annually to supply an E10 blend. As the country only consumes 10 million liters of fuel annually, the expectation is to export the surplus around the region. Construction on the mill in the Western […]

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Biofuels International Fiji loses $500,000 in pongamia trees due to fire

Biofuels International Fiji loses $500,000 in pongamia trees due to fire

August 7, 2014 |

In Fiji, Biofuels International Fiji says it has lost about a half million dollars’ worth of pongamia trees due to arson. About 200,000 trees have been planted, but repeated arson attacks since 2012 has led to the loss of thousands of trees. Local police authorities say that fires resulted from neighboring farms whose fires burning […]

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ANZ Bank to manage $5 million investment fund for Fiji, including biodiesel

ANZ Bank to manage $5 million investment fund for Fiji, including biodiesel

June 24, 2014 |

In Fiji, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Fiji is set to manage a $5 million investment fund to invest in solar PV, pico-hydro and coconut oil biodiesel following the completion of a $14 million risk sharing program. The bank hopes to roll out a similar program throughout the Pacific. It is present in […]

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Small-scale coconut biodiesel powering Fiji villages cheaper than diesel

Small-scale coconut biodiesel powering Fiji villages cheaper than diesel

May 6, 2014 |

In Fiji, small-scale coconut biodiesel producers are able to retail biodiesel at a discount compared to fossil diesel. Biodiesel is going for F$2.45 per liter, compared to F$2.80 per liter for diesel. The first facility was opened in 2010 and produced 520 liters of oil per day, but now two other trial sites are also […]

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Biofuel company plans to start production from pongamia in Fiji next year

Biofuel company plans to start production from pongamia in Fiji next year

February 26, 2014 |

In Fiji, Biofuel International plans to start producing biofuel from pongamia next year following four years of growing trials. The company has planted more than 250,000 pongamia trees. It claims annual production of 125kg of seeds per tree with up to 40% oil. They say 4kg of seeds are required to produce 1 liter of […]

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Fiji strives to meet 30 percent biofuels target set for 2015

Fiji strives to meet 30 percent biofuels target set for 2015

March 18, 2013 |

In Fiji, a report in the Fiji Times is highlighting efforts by the Secretariat of the Pacific Communities’ (SPC) to implement a 30 percent biofuels target by 2015, and focuses on the construction of a biofuels mill in the the village of Tabiang, on the island of Rabi. Rabi Council of Leaders director Marlie Rota […]

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