Tag: Green Fuel

Green Fuel finally turns the lights back on in Chisumbanje

Green Fuel finally turns the lights back on in Chisumbanje

March 27, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, just a day later than the country’s vice president promised last week, the Green Fuel ethanol plant in Chisumbanje came back online Tuesday. Employees are being called back and will undergo refresher courses to make sure the plant operates well when production starts back up on April 4. The 150,000 liter per day […]

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Zimbabwe villagers begging Mugabe to re-open Green Fuel

Zimbabwe villagers begging Mugabe to re-open Green Fuel

March 12, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, villagers and workers from the Green Fuel plant in Chisumbanje are begging President Mugabe to intervene on behalf of the project to get production back up again because of the negative impacts its closure has had on the community. They claim that the deputy prime minister who has led an inter-ministerial committee regarding […]

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Managers and customer take over Solid Fuels’ biodiesel business

Managers and customer take over Solid Fuels’ biodiesel business

February 18, 2013 |

In New Zealand, a long time customer has teamed with two of Solid Fuels’ managers to buy the biodiesel business of state-owned company. The new company is called Green Fuel and will continue to market the Biogold biodiesel brand just as before. Production at the used cooking oil biodiesel production facility has fallen down to […]

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Green Fuel Chisumbanje plant set to reopen in Zimbabwe

Green Fuel Chisumbanje plant set to reopen in Zimbabwe

January 21, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, the Green Fuel Chisumbanje plant is finally set to reopen, amidst social controversy with the villagers forced the plant to shut down earlier last year. Company spokesperson Lillian Muungani indicated that the compromise included releasing farmers arrested over land issues from prison immediately. In addition to the contention regarding this plant, Green Fuel […]

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Green Fuel still in hot water despite plan to re-start production

Green Fuel still in hot water despite plan to re-start production

January 15, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, despite announcements that Green Fuel would re-start ethanol production last week, permission has not yet been granted because the energy and power development minister says the company has not yet completed the requirements set out by the cabinet in September including making peace with the local communities near to the project.

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Green Fuel re-starts ethanol production as cabinet approves E5

Green Fuel re-starts ethanol production as cabinet approves E5

January 7, 2013 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel re-started ethanol production on Monday thanks to the cabinet at long last adopting a 5% ethanol blending policy that will later rise to 10% and 15%. Until blending logistics are in place around the country, the cabinet decided E5 will be blended at Msasa and at oil companies’ outlets until nationwide […]

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Zimbabwe government’s E20 means Green Fuel $40 million investment

Zimbabwe government’s E20 means Green Fuel $40 million investment

November 5, 2012 |

In Zimbabwe, if the government approves a 20% ethanol blending mandate as expected, Green Fuel will need to raise about $40 million to fund an expansion that would allow it to satisfy increased demand. The roughly 2,000 employees who were put on half-time salaries in February when the plant shut down after reaching its maximum […]

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Green Fuel ethanol, power venture forges ahead in Zimbabwe

Green Fuel ethanol, power venture forges ahead in Zimbabwe

January 20, 2012 |

In Zimbabwe, Green Fuel is forging ahead, as they report they expect to reach their full electrical generation capacity of 18MWe by July.  Their Chisumbanje plant will only consume 8MWe for their sugarcane to ethanol plant.  The remaining 10MWe will be supplied to Zesa, however concerns were expressed about Zesa’s power grid, noting that it […]

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Green Fuel Nordic launches Finnish fast pyrolysis venture

Green Fuel Nordic launches Finnish fast pyrolysis venture

October 9, 2011 |

In Finland, Green Fuel Nordic Oy initiated an investment roadmap for production of second generation bio-oil from sustainable, forest-based feedstocks using fast pyrolysis technology. Also, Timo Saarelainen joined as CEO, from  CEO of Honeywell Finland and Global Business Leader for the Power Industry.

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