Tag: Malawi

ABR Energy teams with Malawi ethanol producers to produce power

ABR Energy teams with Malawi ethanol producers to produce power

February 21, 2018 |

In Malawi, ABR Energy is teaming with Press Corp to produce power from ethanol near its Press Cane ethanol plant in Chikwawa in line with the company’s overall strategy to boost feedstock production that will allow its two ethanol plants to produce ethanol 100% capacity. Currently, access to molasses feedstock is restricted by the local […]

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Malawi ethanol producers to invest $100 million to crush cane for feedstock

Malawi ethanol producers to invest $100 million to crush cane for feedstock

January 18, 2018 |

In Malawi, Presscane and Ethco plan to invest $100 million in two sugarcane crushing facilities to produce syrup for ethanol production at their existing facilities. The companies currently rely on an unsteady supply of molasses from Illovo Sugar that keeps their distilleries running far below 100% production capacity even though there is sufficient demand in […]

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Presscane donates ethanol-powered minibuses to local hospitals

Presscane donates ethanol-powered minibuses to local hospitals

August 7, 2017 |

In Malawi, Press Cane has donated two ethanol-powered minibuses to two local hospitals as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. During the handover ceremony, the company’s CEO called on the government to promote the production of sugarcane among farmers in order to secure sufficient feedstock to keep the country’s ethanol distilleries operating at full […]

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Malawi ethanol pricing policy still up in the air a year later

Malawi ethanol pricing policy still up in the air a year later

April 4, 2016 |

In Malawi, the government still hasn’t approved or put forward a proposal of its own for ethanol pricing that would allow higher blends to be sold at the pump. The domestic ethanol industry proposed a year ago to peg ethanol at 86% of the current gasoline price. Pump infrastructure is ready for the high level […]

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Malawi promoting cassava-peel ethanol for clean cooking

Malawi promoting cassava-peel ethanol for clean cooking

March 14, 2016 |

In Malawi, the Malawi University of Science and Technology is leading a trial of ethanol cook stoves in Nkhotakota in an effort to test market uptake of the clean cooking alternative with the idea to promote ethanol production from cassava peels. The trial is taking place is a major cassava-growing area where farmers will be […]

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Malawi begins flex-fuel adaptor kit trials to boost ethanol consumption

Malawi begins flex-fuel adaptor kit trials to boost ethanol consumption

December 3, 2015 |

In Malawi, 24 cars have been fitted with conversion kits to allow any mixture of ethanol and gasoline up to 100% of either as part of a demonstration project in hopes the government will allow E100 pumps across the country. Currently the country runs on an E20 blend though it has no formal blending mandate. […]

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Malawi preparing to take the E100 plunge

Malawi preparing to take the E100 plunge

January 12, 2015 |

In Malawi, the Energy Department has called for more investment in ethanol production so that the country can boost supply of domestically produced fuel to 49 million liters annually from the current 18 million liters. The national policy is E20 but the government wants to boost E100 supplies for flex-fuel vehicles. It will also look […]

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New study shows major benefits to Malawi from more biofuels

New study shows major benefits to Malawi from more biofuels

January 29, 2013 |

In Malawi, a new study from the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development and the Stockholm Environment Institute says that boosting ethanol use in the country would do a lot to help reduce the negative effects of amid fuel shortages and a soaring inflation rate. Currently the country spends $33 million per month importing fuel.

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Illovo Sugar eyes Zambia, Malawi and Mali for ethanol project

Illovo Sugar eyes Zambia, Malawi and Mali for ethanol project

July 20, 2011 |

In Tanzania, South Africa’s Illovo Sugar is making an about turn on its heretofore potable ethanol-only policy and may begin fuel ethanol production in Zambia, Malawi and/or Mali. The company announced it will begin producing 12 million liters per year of potable ethanol from molasses by 2013 at its Kilombera facility with work set to […]

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Bio Energy Resources of Malawi planning $18M jatropha biodiesel plant

Bio Energy Resources of Malawi planning $18M jatropha biodiesel plant

[ 0 ] May 20, 2011 |

In Malawi, Bio Energy Resources of Malawi is planning an $18 million facility to convert jatropha seeds to biodiesel.  Lourie Webb, CEO of Bio Energy states that his company will start trial runs prior to commercial production in 2016.  Webb is quoted as having stating that Bio Energy has 30,000 farmers to grow jatropha.  There […]

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