Tag: kenya

Stockholm Environment Institute research looks at ecosystem services provided by biofuels

Stockholm Environment Institute research looks at ecosystem services provided by biofuels

February 22, 2018 |

In Kenya, new research from the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at mechanisms and indicators for assessing the impact of biofuel feedstock production on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change, and biodiversity loss. There is a growing body of literature that shows how biofuel landscapes provide various […]

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Kenyan cotton ginner reboots futures thanks to biodiesel

Kenyan cotton ginner reboots futures thanks to biodiesel

February 20, 2018 |

In Kenya, a third-generation cotton ginner has managed to use biodiesel produced from cottonseed to not only ensure the viability of his business but also to support his local community. He began experimenting with biodiesel in 2008 and then later scaled up to 5,000 liters of production per day. When cotton yields plummeted to a […]

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Second phase of Kenyan ethanol cookstoves project launched

Second phase of Kenyan ethanol cookstoves project launched

January 31, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper reports that the second phase of the Samsung ethanol cookstoves project has been launched where 12,000 stoves will be distributed at a subsidized price among the Kakuma refugee camp in an attempt to reduce negative environmental and health impacts resulting from cooking with charcoal stoves. One of the leading […]

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Kenyan court hearing fraud case regarding attempted illegal ethanol imports

Kenyan court hearing fraud case regarding attempted illegal ethanol imports

July 5, 2017 |

In Kenya, a court is hearing a fraud case about 10 people including a Kenya Revenue Authority officer tried to illegally import 400 drums of ethanol worth $70,418 in February 2016 through the Port of Mombasa. Senior government officials have been charged in the case. The illegally imported ethanol was destined for Spectre International, a local […]

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Penn State professor supporting croton data collection in Kenya

Penn State professor supporting croton data collection in Kenya

February 21, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, a Penn State professor was hired by World Agroforestry Centre to help a small company, Eco Fuels Kenya, or EFK, to survey subsistence farmers in five counties and dozens of villages in Kenya about their willingness to grow croton trees. He asked them such things as how many trees they have, whether they […]

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Eco Fuels Kenya expanding with 500ha croton plantation

Eco Fuels Kenya expanding with 500ha croton plantation

December 29, 2016 |

In Kenya, Eco Fuels Kenya is expanding production of croton nut for biodiesel production and other byproducts such as animal feed and briquettes with the introduction of a 500ha plantation. So far the company has relied on supplies from farmers collecting seeds from existing tress, processing up to 1,000 metric tons of seeds this year, […]

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Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

November 28, 2016 |

In Kenya, for the past eight months Mumias Sugar has been importing molasses from Uganda to produce ethanol but it is now awaiting its first arrival of imported molasses from Tanzania. Falling sugarcane production has led to the need to draw on regional supplies, with the first Tanzanian shipment accounting for about 600 metric tons […]

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Third ethanol scandal in two weeks hits Kenya

Third ethanol scandal in two weeks hits Kenya

November 4, 2016 |

In Kenya, the latest ethanol-related scandal was the discovery of two trucks stopped in Mwatate for illegally carrying 45,000 liters of ethanol in 180 drums that were allegedly imported from Tanzania. The drums were hidden under animal skins. One of the drivers was arrested and another three escaped, while afterwards policemen from two sub-counties got […]

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Kenya’s illegal ethanol trade woes continue with senior officials under investigation

Kenya’s illegal ethanol trade woes continue with senior officials under investigation

October 27, 2016 |

In Kenya, following last week’s discovery of illegal ethanol diversion to the domestic market of ethanol intended for export linked to the family of the former prime minister, it was announced that several senior politicians are being investigated for illegal ethanol imports. The identities of said politicians remain under wraps until the investigations are completed […]

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Kenyan corruption authorities undercover illegal ethanol scam

Kenyan corruption authorities undercover illegal ethanol scam

October 19, 2016 |

In Kenya, the national corruption watchdog NACC jointly with the Kenya Revenue Authority have uncovered a fraud scheme following an undercover operation where officers followed trucks leaving Spectre International. The ethanol was destined for export to Uganda but instead was delivered to a warehouse in Embakasi, Nairobi where it was used to make illegal liquor, […]

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