Tag: Zambia

Chinese company launches $9 million ethanol plant in Zambia

Chinese company launches $9 million ethanol plant in Zambia

July 25, 2019 |

In Zambia, Xinhua news agency reports that Chinese company Zhongkai International Company has launched a $9 million cassava and corn-based ethanol plant in the central part of the country. The facility will produce liquid fertilizer and CO2 in addition to ethanol. The project is seen as a key part to creating a strong value chain […]

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Zambia to sign off on $1.5 million ethanol project preparing for commissioning in September

Zambia to sign off on $1.5 million ethanol project preparing for commissioning in September

June 10, 2019 |

In Zambia, the Daily Mail newspaper reports that the Energy Regulation Board is expected to greenlight a 15 million liter per year ethanol plant following a final expectation later this month. The $1.5 million plant is expected to commission in September. The country has been trying to find ways in order to increase domestic fuel […]

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Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

May 7, 2019 |

In Zambia, the National Broadcasting Corp. reports that the government is finally set to implement a biodiesel blending policy after many years of deliberations and false starts. The government has determined the blending level for biodiesel and has established a pricing mechanism for the biodiesel as well, but the levels weren’t reported. The Brazilian government […]

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Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

Cassava seed planting kicks off at SunBird Zambia

December 31, 2018 |

In Zambia, local press reports that planting of cassava for SunBird’s $800 million ethanol project has begun, creating 1,000 new jobs as a result. The project was commissioned by the president back in 2015 but is finally starting to get off the ground now with cassava seed planting underway. An estimated commissioning date for the […]

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Zambian biodiesel producer looking to soy farmers for feedstock

Zambian biodiesel producer looking to soy farmers for feedstock

June 26, 2018 |

In Zambia, local press reports that Copperbelt Energy Corporation has begun engaging with soybean farmers in order to secure feedstock for its biofuel production facility. Most soy in the country is used for animal feed while in surplus years it exports. However, drought early this year negatively impacted yields, dropping production to about 320,000 metric […]

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Zambia to roll out $1 million mini-ethanol distilleries investment

Zambia to roll out $1 million mini-ethanol distilleries investment

March 6, 2018 |

In Zambia, Thromro Investments will invest more than $1 million in a 15 one million liter per year ethanol facilities spread around the country that will supply fuel for the local transportation market. The micro-plants will use cassava, corn, sugarcane and sorghum as feedstock and fit in with the government’s policy to transition the economy […]

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Sunbird Bioenergy developing cassava outgrower program

Sunbird Bioenergy developing cassava outgrower program

August 7, 2017 |

In Zambia, Sunbird Bioenergy Africa’s project team mobilized to Kawambwa, Luapula Province, Zambia, to commence work on a cassava out-grower program that will provide the sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project that is expected to produce 120 million liters of bioethanol per year for the country’s ethanol-fuel blending program. The program includes: • Development of […]

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UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

April 17, 2017 |

In Zambia, the United Nations University has published a paper reviewing the status of the biofuels industry, as a land-abundant country, for the local and wider Southern African market. It identifies potential biofuel feedstocks as crucial elements for establishing a viable industry. Identified potential bioethanol feedstocks include sugarcane, cassava, sweet sorghum, and maize; for biodiesel, […]

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Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corp. launches study to find market for its biodiesel products

Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corp. launches study to find market for its biodiesel products

November 7, 2016 |

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corporation is embarking on a market survey to determine where it should supply its 1 million liters of annual jatropha and soy-based biodiesel production as well as byproducts. The company has already established the production facility. The company is looking to scale up its renewable energy activities and as such […]

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Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

Zambian biodiesel producers passes standards process

September 21, 2016 |

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corp has received certification of its biodiesel from the Zambia Bureau of Standards demonstrating that the fuel meets domestic and international standards. The company sought approval as far back as January with inspections taking place in March, though the sign off from the agency only came last week. The company […]

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