Tag: Uganda

Danish company to help Uganda turn trash to treasure

Danish company to help Uganda turn trash to treasure

November 25, 2018 |

In Uganda, Iganga municipal leaders invited Danish bio-engineering firm Transform, working through its subsidiary firm, Biofertiliser Africa, to help convert their overflowing trash into biofertilizers. The bustling town has about 54,000 people with quite a bit of waste generation that needs to be dealt with. Iganga deputy mayor Enock Ngazula told The Observer that they […]

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University of Notre Dame teams with African countries to support Ugandan algae and other renewables

University of Notre Dame teams with African countries to support Ugandan algae and other renewables

September 13, 2018 |

In Michigan, University of Notre Dame with counterparts in Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria are working to bridge the gap through a program called Energy E3 — Empowering Nations to Power Their Nation, with plans underway for an inaugural energy innovation center in Uganda. Energy E3 enables education, engineering design and entrepreneurship by teaching local technicians and engineers […]

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Bionas to invest $70 billion in Ugandan bioeconomy over 25 years

Bionas to invest $70 billion in Ugandan bioeconomy over 25 years

February 27, 2018 |

In Uganda, Bionas East Africa Group Limited, a subsidiary of Bionas Agropolitan Technology Corridor (BATC) Development Berhad, will invest $70 billion over the course of 25 years in four major bio-based economy projects based on jatropha that will create more than 1.8 million jobs. From a certified regime of the best technologies for jatropha seeds, […]

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Fighting food waste in Africa with biofuel-run Sparky Dryer

Fighting food waste in Africa with biofuel-run Sparky Dryer

January 7, 2018 |

In Uganda, engineering graduate Lawrence Okettayot is addressing food waste with his new Sparky Dryer, which is a food dehydrator that runs on biofuel from a farmer’s garden and burns with zero-carbon emissions. The dehydrator helps farmers avoid food loss and food waste due to spoilage, which is an issue in Uganda for many farmers. […]

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World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

April 18, 2017 |

In Uganda, the National Agriculture Research Organization is pushing for hotels, communities and restaurants to collect used cooking oil for later conversion into biodiesel in an effort to remove from the market oil that is no longer safe for human consumption. The World Bank’s Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services is funding the three year […]

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Ugandan president wants E10 blending mandate to become law inside six months

Ugandan president wants E10 blending mandate to become law inside six months

January 24, 2017 |

In Uganda, the president has directed the minister of industry to bring a proposal for a 10% ethanol blending law to Parliament for passage within six months in an effort to support domestic production. Kakira Sugar just inaugurated its $36.6 million ethanol production facility producing 60,000 liters per day. If the ethanol is sold at […]

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Kakira Sugar commissions 20 million liter ethanol plant

Kakira Sugar commissions 20 million liter ethanol plant

January 9, 2017 |

In Uganda, Kakira Sugar has commissioned it $36.6 million ethanol plant built by Praj to produce 20 million liters of ethanol annually from 74,000 metric tons of molasses. In December, the Parliament proposed an update to the 2007 biofuels bill that would allow between 5% and 15% ethanol blending with gasoline. The sugarcane miller will […]

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Ugandan opposition MPs want to slow down biofuels implementation

Ugandan opposition MPs want to slow down biofuels implementation

December 19, 2016 |

In Uganda, opposition MPs are calling for the new biofuels bill that will regulate the production, licensing and storage of biofuels be phased in over five years due to a lack of commercial production capacity currently in the country. The shadow minister for energy is calling for a food crop exclusion to be included in […]

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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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New Uganda ethanol plant boosts local cassava prices three-fold

New Uganda ethanol plant boosts local cassava prices three-fold

May 24, 2016 |

In Uganda, an $1.8 million cassava-based ethanol plant has boosted prices more than three-fold since coming online last year, supporting economic development for local farmers. A 2010 World Bank-funded project supporting cassava production in Eastern Africa boosted supplies but there was no market to feed into, weighing heavily on prices. Yields have jumped to more […]

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