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Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

August 20, 2015 |

In Kenya, the Kenya Revenue Authority has announced new regulations for the trade of ethanol will come into force from Sept. 1 with the intention of curbing illegal smuggling. All would be users of ethanol must declare their estimated consumption on a quarterly basis, cargoes will be tracked electronically and all imports by sea must […]

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Heads begin to roll in Kenyan ethanol tax fraud scandal

Heads begin to roll in Kenyan ethanol tax fraud scandal

June 11, 2015 |

In Kenya, just a day after the scandal with the Kenya Revenue Authority and Mumias over fake ethanol exports was reported, staff have already been suspended from the KRA pending further review with investigations into others who may have participated in the scam.

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Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

June 9, 2015 |

In Kenya, yet another scandal is hitting Mumias Sugar where it has been uncovered that employees colluded with the Kenya Revenue Authority to “export” ethanol to Uganda and Tanzania but later divert it to the domestic market, avoiding a significant domestic levy for $2.25 per liter. Six managers were fired when the scandal was uncovered […]

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Mumias Sugar looks to boost returns by procuring more molasses and bagasse

Mumias Sugar looks to boost returns by procuring more molasses and bagasse

March 9, 2015 |

In Kenya, Mumias sugar intends to procure molasses and bagasse from rivals in order to boost ethanol and electricity production, following in the footsteps of Spectre International who produces ethanol using a similar model. Factory maintenance and 54% lower cane supplies cut ethanol revenues by 25% during the last reporting period.

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GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

October 28, 2014 |

In Kenya, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called on forum attendees to adopt biofuels friendly policies and regulations that would kick-start the increased use of sustainable biofuels in Africa’s transport sector. While biofuel production in Africa has remained relatively low when compared […]

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Kenya’s GreenChar producing smokeless briquettes from cane waste

Kenya’s GreenChar producing smokeless briquettes from cane waste

October 7, 2014 |

In Kenya, GreenChar is producing smokeless briquettes for cooking from sugarcane waste, cassava peelings and other agri waste. The company is co-located with a sugar mill, giving it direct access to its primary feedstock and also pay farmers $5 per ton for their agri waste. It is currently fundraising on Indiegogo for $20,000 to expand […]

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Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

September 11, 2014 |

The 2000s-era wonder crop went quiet as “plant anything, anywhere” gave way to the “develop genetics, boost yield” movement, led by SGB. Today, SGB moves forward again with new financing. In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 […]

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ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

April 15, 2014 |

In Kenya, a study from ICRAF shows that jatropha isn’t a viable crop for the country because there is no market for the seeds, the values and yields are low, farmers don’t know how to grow it well and its early reputation as a miracle crop has destroyed most of the farmer appetite for the […]

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Kenya Sugar Board requires new mills to produce ethanol and electricity

Kenya Sugar Board requires new mills to produce ethanol and electricity

August 7, 2013 |

In Kenya, the national Sugar Board has launched a new policy that would require new sugar mills seeking operating licenses to include ethanol and electricity production in their operations. The new policy will have a 24-month grace period, but after that all new mill applications must comply. The move is meant to ensure that mills […]

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Bedford Biofuels pulls out of Kenyan biofuels project

Bedford Biofuels pulls out of Kenyan biofuels project

June 24, 2013 |

In Kenya, Bedford Biofuels has fully pulled out of its Tana River Delta project, which attempted to convert up to 600 square miles into jatropha farmland in a humantiarian project that would have brought foreign business to a particularly poor, rural part of the country. Local resistance prevented the project from taking off, as ethnic […]

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