Tag: mining

Mining land could be converted to agriculture land for biofuels and livestock production

Mining land could be converted to agriculture land for biofuels and livestock production

September 2, 2017 |

In South Africa, mines are closing and mine rehabilitation companies and agricultural industry organizations are looking into converting the mines to commercial farming. The hope is to replace the lost mining jobs with new jobs in agriculture and utilize the former mine lands for food, livestock and biofuels. The conversions won’t happen quickly or easily, […]

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Jamaican government teaming with mining company on biofuels project

Jamaican government teaming with mining company on biofuels project

July 15, 2013 |

In Jamaica, the Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the objective is to extract the oils from seeds, such as castor and […]

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