Tag: Swaziland

Swaziland’s bagasse could be boon for African electricity industry?

Swaziland’s bagasse could be boon for African electricity industry?

March 23, 2015 |

In Swaziland, a new report estimates that energy produced from bagasse could meet half of the country’s electricity demand. The Swaziland Renewables Readiness Assessment recommends the country undertake various measures to support the implementation of renewable energy including: extending existing tax credits to the sugar industry to incentivize investment in more efficient equipment for bagasse-based […]

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Royal Swaziland Sugar redirects ethanol from EU to South Africa

Royal Swaziland Sugar redirects ethanol from EU to South Africa

[ 0 ] March 31, 2011 |

In Swaziland, the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is redirecting ethanol exports traditionally sold into Europe into the Southern African Customs Union instead in an effort to compensate for weak prices in Europe and unfavorable exchange rates. A hailstorm earlier in the season damaged 200 hectares of young cane and 3,500 hectares of mature cane. The […]

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Draft Swaziland biofuels strategy completed

Draft Swaziland biofuels strategy completed

[ 0 ] March 17, 2011 |

In Swaziland, the draft national biofuels strategy has been completed and is waiting for submission to the cabinet. It includes a guide for public sector investment in biofuels and puts an emphasis on non-food crops to reduce food and fuel competition. The government is currently setting up a trial pump for E85 to test out […]

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