Tag: Green Fuel

Zimbabwean villagers sue Green Fuel for alleged landgrabbing

Zimbabwean villagers sue Green Fuel for alleged landgrabbing

December 13, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, villagers are suing Green Fuel claiming that the company is illegally occupying community lands and interfering with their crop production activities. Currently 138 families claim historical use of the land for growing cotton and subsistence corn, saying the company has started to till their land to plant sugarcane. In response, the villagers are […]

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Zimbabwe MP accuses government of corruption by protecting Green Fuel monopoly

Zimbabwe MP accuses government of corruption by protecting Green Fuel monopoly

May 29, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, a leading MP has accused the government of taking bribes from the owner of Green Fuel in exchange for protecting the company’s ethanol monopoly in the domestic market. The lack of ethanol supplies has been blamed on a lack of storage capacity but the MP said it was due to keeping cheaper ethanol […]

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Green Fuel says policy isn’t conducive to $1 billion investment

Green Fuel says policy isn’t conducive to $1 billion investment

September 25, 2017 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel says the domestic policy for ethanol isn’t conducive towards the $1 billion investment it was planning in order to expand its production. With further investments continent on the building of a new $300 million dam, further expansion for the current facility or development of two other planned distilleries isn’t likely at […]

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Zimbabwe liberalizes ethanol market as Green Fuel fails to deliver

Zimbabwe liberalizes ethanol market as Green Fuel fails to deliver

March 8, 2017 |

In Zimbabwe, the government has at last liberalized ethanol production and sales in the country following Green Fuel’s continued failure to supply the required volumes for the country’s ethanol blending mandates that range between 5% and 15%. Rains have been a constant source of frustration to Green Fuel, keeping the company from harvesting the required […]

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Zimbabwe’s oil infrastructure parastatal sues Green Fuel for lack of payment

Zimbabwe’s oil infrastructure parastatal sues Green Fuel for lack of payment

October 13, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, the National Oil Infrastructure Company has sued Green Fuel for $1,072,335.28 plus interest and legal costs after the company allegedly reneged on an integrated storage and handling agreement during a three-year period between 2013 and May 2016. The company has responded and aims to defend itself in court. The agreement with the parastatal […]

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Green Fuel’s founder implicated in the Panama Papers scandal

Green Fuel’s founder implicated in the Panama Papers scandal

April 5, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, perhaps unsurprisingly, the controversial owner of Green Fuel has been identified as one of the participants in the tax avoidance scheme known as the Panama Papers. A tax official said the case would be investigated for potential tax evasion and foreign exchange regulation violations. There is a mandate to blend Green Fuel’s ethanol […]

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Local minister hits back at Green Fuel for wanting more land but not investing in CSR

Local minister hits back at Green Fuel for wanting more land but not investing in CSR

October 26, 2015 |

In Zimbabwe, the Provincial Affairs minister for Manicaland has told Green Fuel it will not grant the additional 250 ha of land for sugarcane expansion until the company plows investment back into the community for CSR projects. She said she would grant the company 100 ha for corn but not for cane because people cannot […]

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Green Fuel back producing ethanol with enough stocks to get through rainy season

Green Fuel back producing ethanol with enough stocks to get through rainy season

October 12, 2015 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel is back online and producing more ethanol than ever after heavy rains temporarily mothballed production. The facility is currently producing about 850,000 liters per day, roughly 8 million liters per month, while domestic demand for E15 and E85 only comes to about 6 million liters. The company has built stocks back […]

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Bullfrog Power® launches UCO biodiesel for energy customers

Bullfrog Power® launches UCO biodiesel for energy customers

June 29, 2015 |

In Canada, Bullfrog Power® launched green fuel, a new solution allowing climate-conscious businesses in Canada to reduce the environmental impact of their transportation. With the introduction of green fuel to the market, Bullfrog Power is providing much needed funding that can help biofuel producers grow their business at a critical stage for their industry. For […]

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Zimbabwe parliament wants Green Fuel to compensate villagers for alleged pollution

Zimbabwe parliament wants Green Fuel to compensate villagers for alleged pollution

February 23, 2015 |

In Zimbabwe, the national parliament is accusing Green Fuel of polluting local water supplies around its sugarcane mill and as such demanding the company compensate villagers. Though villagers say the effluent causes problems to their eyes and feet, the company says the discharge is vinasse which it uses for fertilizer irrigation on the plantation.

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