Tag: ethiopia

Ethiopian ethanol blend hits 12.5 million tons in 2014 with sites on six new plants

Ethiopian ethanol blend hits 12.5 million tons in 2014 with sites on six new plants

July 13, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country blended 12.5 million liters of ethanol in 2014, saving $10.2 million in gasoline imports. Two sugar mills are currently producing ethanol while another six are meant to come online in the next year. The Wonji Cooperative Union of Sugar Cane Plantations announced it wants to build an ethanol factory using the […]

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Ethiopia’s Kessem mill to produce 12.5 million liters of ethanol production

Ethiopia’s Kessem mill to produce 12.5 million liters of ethanol production

May 6, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the new Kessem sugar mill is preparing to come online, producing 12,500 cubic meters of ethanol annually in addition to 153,000 metric tons of sugar. China’s COMPLANT built the mill after another company failed to finish it. The mill was originally part of the expansion project for the Metehara Sugar Factory but was […]

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Ethiopia looks to revive former jatropha investments to produce biodiesel

Ethiopia looks to revive former jatropha investments to produce biodiesel

February 25, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country’s Ministry of Water and Energy has recently launched a biofuels private enterprise unit in hopes of attracting investors to produce 450 million liters of biodiesel in the next five years. The government hopes to revive previous jatropha plantations that investors launched and abandoned during the jatropha boom and bust in hopes […]

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Lack of ethanol supply keeping Ethiopia from implementing E20

Lack of ethanol supply keeping Ethiopia from implementing E20

January 21, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country can’t reach its E20 goals as planned for this year due to the lack of ethanol supplies following delays in upgrading sugar mills. As a result, the E10 policy will remain in place for now. The Ethiopian Sugar Corp. has 4 million liters of stock on hand, enough for almost four […]

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab to fund ten African projects to develop sorghum and millet

Feed the Future Innovation Lab to fund ten African projects to develop sorghum and millet

September 8, 2014 |

In Kansas, project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced, selecting six projects in West Africa and four projects in Ethiopia. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research in Sorghum and Millet is a consortium of cutting-edge research aimed at improving the […]

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Ethiopian government investing US$2.8 million in jatropha project

Ethiopian government investing US$2.8 million in jatropha project

July 21, 2014 |

In Ethiopia, the government is investing US$2.8 million, with the help of funding from the Norwegian government, to produce 500 million liters per year of biodiesel from jatropha. The project will take place in 18 districts in five states and is estimated to help more than 14 million farmers and pastoralists.  

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Israeli company secures $100 million loan for Ethiopian sugar project

Israeli company secures $100 million loan for Ethiopian sugar project

February 3, 2014 |

In Ethiopia, Israeli construction company Natifa has secured a $100 million loan to build the Wolkayit Sugar factory the government hopes to develop in Tigrai Regional State, 1,350km from Addis Ababa. The facility would produce 20,827 cubic meters of ethanol annually in addition to 484,000 tons of sugar from 45,000 hectares of sugarcane.

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Allana Group to build meat packing plant in Ethiopia and will use waste to generate biogas

Allana Group to build meat packing plant in Ethiopia and will use waste to generate biogas

January 13, 2014 |

In Ethiopia, the India-based meat processing company, Allana Group is investing US$20 million to build a meat processing plant on a 75 acre site provided by the Ethiopian Government. As part of the agreement, waste will be streamed to produce biogas for electricity generation, and the blood generated by the plant will be used to […]

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Ethiopia’s Tendaho mill to start ethanol production in January

Ethiopia’s Tendaho mill to start ethanol production in January

November 12, 2013 |

In Ethiopia, the long-awaited Tendaho sugar mill is set to start crushing in January, with an expected ethanol production of 63 million liters of ethanol, 120MW of electricity and 619,000 metric tons of sugar when at full capacity. A total of 50,000 hectares of sugarcane will eventually be planted. Currently 11,000 hectares are under cane.

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Blending E10 saved Ethiopia $7.6 million in foreign exchange last year

Blending E10 saved Ethiopia $7.6 million in foreign exchange last year

August 26, 2013 |

In Ethiopia, blending 10% ethanol helped the country save $7.6 million in foreign exchange during the last fiscal year. More than 8.6 million liters of domestically-produced ethanol were blended during the period. The government plans to achieve 25% ethanol blending nationwide that would require 64.4 million liters. Since E5 blending began in 2008, the country […]

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