Tag: cassava ethanol

Chinese investor putting up $10M cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

Chinese investor putting up $10M cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

October 5, 2020 |

In Ghana, the Ghana News Agency reports that a Chinese entrepreneur is investing $10 million in a cassava-based ethanol plant that should be online in early 2021. The facility that will produce 10,000 metric tons of ethanol annually is expected to create employment for 700 youth, of which 500 will be for farming cassava feedstock. […]

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Nigerian governor compensates 77 families for land to make way for cassava ethanol project

Nigerian governor compensates 77 families for land to make way for cassava ethanol project

March 22, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the governor of Oyo has paid compensation to 77 families who have given up their land for a new cassava-based ethanol plant that will source cassava from 4,000 farmers. The ethanol plant is expected to come online in the next two years. Local authorities have lauded the governor for prompt compensation to the […]

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Sunbird Energy looks to invest $150 million in cassava ethanol in Zimbabwe

Sunbird Energy looks to invest $150 million in cassava ethanol in Zimbabwe

October 19, 2015 |

In Zimbabwe, UK-based Sunbird Bioenergy says it wants to invest $150 million in a 120 million liter per year cassava-based ethanol facility. The government would own 10% of the facility set to come online next year and would increase shareholding over time to 51%. The facility’s capex is around $60 million while the remaining investment […]

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Philippines’ Xavier University gets grant for cassava ethanol

Philippines’ Xavier University gets grant for cassava ethanol

November 6, 2012 |

In the Philippines, Xavier University has received a US$80,000 grant from the DOE to launch a research project that will seek to improve cassava varieties for use as ethanol feedstock and will develop a cassava-based pilot plant.

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