Tag: Green Fuel

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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Leadership shuffle supports Green Fuel’s plans for second ethanol plant

Leadership shuffle supports Green Fuel’s plans for second ethanol plant

December 16, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, a shift in local leadership is opening the way for Green Fuels to develop its second ethanol plant, this time in Mwenezi. The former area leader was blocking the project, but the new leaders want to see the lowveld’s sugarcane plantations expand to help supply fuel towards the country’s blending mandate while also […]

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Zimbabwe looking to license more ethanol producers

Zimbabwe looking to license more ethanol producers

October 6, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the government is willing to license more ethanol producers to supply the country’s 20% mandate as long as they comply with partnership guidelines. The idea is to diversify supply in case Green Fuel, the only supplier currently licensed by the government, runs into supply challenges again and it has to purchase ethanol from […]

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Skilled workers from Zimbabwe’s Green Fuel lured to Addax in Sierra Leone

Skilled workers from Zimbabwe’s Green Fuel lured to Addax in Sierra Leone

June 18, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, a skills drain is underway as engineers and artisan staff working at Green Fuel get lured to Sierra Leone with attractive salary packages to work at the Addax Bioenergy facility there that just came online. The company says it is not worried about its shrinking staff and has said it will instead recruit […]

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Villagers torch 14ha of Green Fuel sugarcane

Villagers torch 14ha of Green Fuel sugarcane

May 27, 2014 |

  In Zimbabwe, villagers have burned 14ha of sugarcane belonging to Green Fuel as retribution for allegedly encroaching on their land. The violence is thought to be fueled by criticism from four European NGOs recently pressuring the company’s founder to stop “victimizing” the villagers.  

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Green Fuel finally concludes deal with water authority

Green Fuel finally concludes deal with water authority

May 5, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the National Water Authority has come to an agreement with a sister company of Green Fuel to provide water for the ethanol plant’s sugarcane production. The water had been cut off in March following issues regarding payment. The new contract is for five years.

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New biodiesel plant comes online in Spain

New biodiesel plant comes online in Spain

April 10, 2014 |

In Spain, the new Green Fuel biodiesel plant in Los Santos de Maimona in Extremadura has come online despite an instable policy landscape in Europe. The facility will produce biodiesel from soy, sunflower and canola oil. About 30 new jobs will be created and the plant itself is expected to generate between 500 and 700 […]

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Green Fuel shut down for failing to pay $7.3 million water bill

Green Fuel shut down for failing to pay $7.3 million water bill

March 24, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel has been shut down again, this time after its water service was cut off following a past due bill of more than $7.3 million. Apparently the company has never paid its water bill and despite several payment plans negotiated with the water utility, the bills were not paid, forcing the company […]

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Green Fuel heads into phase 2 with major cane area expansion

Green Fuel heads into phase 2 with major cane area expansion

January 22, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, phase 2 of the Green Fuel project has been launched with another $260 million in investment planned. Expansion will include boosting cane production to 15,000ha from the current 9,600ha and boosting local employment to 7,700 people from the current 5,500 people. Various flex-fuel centers will also be set up around the country.

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Green Fuel looking to invest $300 million in dam scheme

Green Fuel looking to invest $300 million in dam scheme

December 2, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel is doing due diligence into investing in a $300 million dam that would support its irrigation and hydro power plans. The proposed Kondo dam, which would be the largest inland dam in Manicaland, could see construction begin as soon as 2015.

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