Tag: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Bio Energy still on the docks after a decade under development

Zimbabwe Bio Energy still on the docks after a decade under development

March 20, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the Development Trust of Zimbabwe is still working to develop a joint venture project with Cutstar Investments for an 100,000-acre sugarcane project aimed at ethanol production called Zimbabwe Bio Energy, located at Nuanetsi Ranch. The project was first announced back in 2008 and in 2010 South African press reported about initiatives to relocate […]

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Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

February 26, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the country’s national oil infrastructure company still needs another $1.5 million in order to complete its ethanol storage tank project that would help it to better manage ethanol flows for blending throughout the year, especially during the rainy season when ethanol production slows significantly and supplies are scarce. A lack of foreign currency […]

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Minister calls on Green Fuels and local community to find peaceful way to coexist

Minister calls on Green Fuels and local community to find peaceful way to coexist

January 22, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that a state minister is calling for a dialogue between Green Fuels and the community where it operates to find a peaceful way to coexist without ongoing animosity between the two parties. The minister said the economic benefits for the region as a result of Green Fuel’s ethanol project are […]

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Zimbabwe allows ethanol sales from Triangle

Zimbabwe allows ethanol sales from Triangle

January 14, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that the Energy Regulatory Authority has given permission for Triangle Ltd. to sell ethanol, making it the third company to receive a license following Green Fuel and Hippo Valley. Triangle has been exporting its ethanol up until now because it wasn’t allowed to sell it domestically, but due to production […]

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Zimbabwe issues ethanol production license to unnamed third company

Zimbabwe issues ethanol production license to unnamed third company

December 27, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that the government has issued a license to a third ethanol producer allowing it to sell ethanol onto the domestic market but the identity of the company hasn’t been revealed yet. The company is expected to begin producing ethanol “soon” and will ensure that in addition to Green Fuel and […]

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Zimbabwean villagers sue Green Fuel for alleged landgrabbing

Zimbabwean villagers sue Green Fuel for alleged landgrabbing

December 13, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, villagers are suing Green Fuel claiming that the company is illegally occupying community lands and interfering with their crop production activities. Currently 138 families claim historical use of the land for growing cotton and subsistence corn, saying the company has started to till their land to plant sugarcane. In response, the villagers are […]

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Zimbabwe jumps back into jatropha 12 years on

Zimbabwe jumps back into jatropha 12 years on

August 28, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, after focusing on R&D for the past dozen years, the government is jumping back into jatropha as a solution for fuel shortages with a new facility and 6,000 ha of plantations. Finealt Engineering, part of the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, has gotten biodiesel production costs down to 97 cents per liter […]

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Egyptian investor teams with Zimbabwean company to build MSW-base biorefinery

Egyptian investor teams with Zimbabwean company to build MSW-base biorefinery

August 20, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, an Egyptian entrepreneur is looking to invest $140 million into a facility that will convert 800 metric tons of MSW into biodiesel and electricity owned and operated by a local start-up, Tawanda Energy. Electricity will be sold to the national grid at 14 cents per kW and biodiesel will be sold at 70 […]

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Zimbabwe boosts ethanol blend to 20% thanks to increased supplies

Zimbabwe boosts ethanol blend to 20% thanks to increased supplies

June 20, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, the government has pushed mandatory ethanol blending back up to 20% from the previous 15% to reflect increased supply availability of ethanol from Green Fuel. With gas prices currently running at $1.44 per liter, it is hoped that higher ethanol content will help to bring down consumer prices. Green Fuel remains the sole […]

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Zimbabwe MP accuses government of corruption by protecting Green Fuel monopoly

Zimbabwe MP accuses government of corruption by protecting Green Fuel monopoly

May 29, 2018 |

In Zimbabwe, a leading MP has accused the government of taking bribes from the owner of Green Fuel in exchange for protecting the company’s ethanol monopoly in the domestic market. The lack of ethanol supplies has been blamed on a lack of storage capacity but the MP said it was due to keeping cheaper ethanol […]

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