Tag: ethiopia

Ethiopian mobile money app to help jatropha farmers get paid

Ethiopian mobile money app to help jatropha farmers get paid

December 25, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports that a local entrepreneur has developed a mobile money app called Amole that he is rolling out among jatropha farmers supplying API Renewable Energy. The company buys jatropha nuts from half a million farmers and believes the app will facilitate trade for the unbanked in rural areas. The company […]

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First of 10 planned Ethiopian jatropha-based biodiesel plants ready for commissioning

First of 10 planned Ethiopian jatropha-based biodiesel plants ready for commissioning

December 3, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, a 12,000-liter per day jatropha-based biodiesel facility will be commissioned soon, sourcing feedstock from farmers who have planted 1.4 million hectares of jatropha via digital payment system. API, the company behind the project, hopes to have 10 biodiesel facilities online by 2025 with a total 730 million liters of production annually with a […]

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Ethiopia’s new biofuel policy to include incentives and promote private sector participation

Ethiopia’s new biofuel policy to include incentives and promote private sector participation

October 31, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is drafting the proclamation, regulation and directives that will open the biofuel industry to private companies along the entire supply chain including development, production, distribution and the sales of biofuels. The new rules have been under development for the past two years with the contribution of […]

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RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

October 6, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is helping develop an aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia. RSB’s Executive Director Rolf Hogan attended a series of meetings in Addis Ababa to take forward the initiative that was launched at the Aviation Biofuel Summit in March 2018. Shortly after the Summit, Ethiopia transitioned to a new Prime […]

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RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

February 15, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, in a first for the continent, Addis Ababa will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of a sustainable aviation biofuels in the […]

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German company to invest in US$51 million Ethiopian ethanol plant

German company to invest in US$51 million Ethiopian ethanol plant

August 29, 2017 |

In Ethiopia, Germany’s Eugen Schmitt Company will invest US$51 million in a 60,000 liter per day ethanol plant to be co-located at the Wonjo Shoa sugar mill. The plant, whose groundbreaking is planned for the next few months, will become the third mill in the country producing ethanol from molasses. The German investor along with […]

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Ethiopia sets up state-owned company to develop biofuels, fossil fuels and mining

Ethiopia sets up state-owned company to develop biofuels, fossil fuels and mining

June 8, 2016 |

In Ethiopia, the government has set up a state-owned Mineral, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation will the goal of establishing biofuel as well as fossil fuel and mining operations in the country. Currently, the vast majority of biofuels used in the country comes from molasses-based ethanol following failed attempts at jatropha and castor for biodiesel. Biofuels […]

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Israeli solar/biofuel hybrid set to power Ethiopian villages

Israeli solar/biofuel hybrid set to power Ethiopian villages

October 27, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, Israel’s Aura Tulip is teaming with Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Adama Science and Technology University, and Arizona State University’s LightWorks project to implement its solar/biogas-or-biodiesel hybrid power solution for off-grid power supply to villages. The technology is meant to provide 100kw of electricity and 170kw of thermal energy. The […]

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Ethiopia saves $46.9 million in gasoline imports over 5 years thanks to E10

Ethiopia saves $46.9 million in gasoline imports over 5 years thanks to E10

August 20, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country has blended a total of 59.6 million liters of ethanol during the past five years, saving $46.9 million of gasoline imports thanks to the E10 policy. Ethanol is produced at the Metehara and Fincha sugar factories but expansion is underway at most of the country’s sugar mills. Though Nile Oil was […]

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FAO DG says food vs fuel a “false dichotomy”

FAO DG says food vs fuel a “false dichotomy”

July 15, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, as part of the Finance for Development conference that’s going on in Addis Ababa this week, FAO Director General Jose Graziano DA Silva wrote an analysis in a local newspaper promoting the need to produce both food and fuel, calling the alleged competition between the two a “false dichotomy”. He said policymakers could […]

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