Tag: Mozambique

US teams on ethanol standards workshop for Mozambique

US teams on ethanol standards workshop for Mozambique

December 23, 2019 |

In Mozambique, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), through its public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Standards Alliance, organized a one-day workshop on biofuel standards for household cooking and transportation in Maputo, Mozambique, on November 14, 2019. This event was led by the founders of Garner Advisors, and in […]

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Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

April 24, 2017 |

In Mozambique, the government has at last given up on jatropha as a potential biodiesel feedstock as the economic viability of the program dwindled in line with falling fossil fuel prices. The program was first launched with $130 per barrel oil but with current levels, the project the develop commercial-scale jatropha production with the assistance […]

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Tata Chemicals bails from Grown Energy Zambeze for $5.5 million

Tata Chemicals bails from Grown Energy Zambeze for $5.5 million

February 16, 2016 |

In Mozambique, Tata Chemicals is divesting its entire 95% stake in Grown Energy Zambeze Mauritius, the holding company for Grown Energy Zambeze’s biofuel, solar and wind energy assets in Mozambique, for $5.5 million to one of the founding members who jointly owns the remaining 5% of the company’s shares. The payment will be deferred over […]

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Kuwait to invest $1.5 billion in Mozambican sugarcane ethanol production

Kuwait to invest $1.5 billion in Mozambican sugarcane ethanol production

May 28, 2015 |

In Mozambique, Kuwait’s Al-Bader International Development Company plans to invest $1.5 billion in a mega sugarcane ethanol project in the Massingir district of Gaza state. The company also plans to invest $13 billion in a coal-to-liquid facility to support the country’s growing coal industry that is hampered by poor export infrastructure and a fall in […]

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Mozambique hosts Global Bioenergy Partnership gathering

Mozambique hosts Global Bioenergy Partnership gathering

May 12, 2014 |

In Mozambique, the 2nd annual Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Bioenergy Week was held last week to facilitate cooperation for developing sustainable, modern bioenergy. The event gathered 150 participants from Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe to discuss regulatory and policy frameworks for bioenergy, food security, the integration of family farmers into the bioenergy value […]

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UK high court halts fraudsters claiming to develop biodiesel in Mozambique

UK high court halts fraudsters claiming to develop biodiesel in Mozambique

August 7, 2013 |

In the UK, the high court has forcibly closed Insight Commodities Ltd, a company that claimed it was developing a moringa-based biodiesel project in Mozambique but turned out to be swindlers. The company managed to secure more than GBP1 million from 100 different investors. The company is one of several companies that claimed to participate […]

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Petrobras to begin Mozambican ethanol production in 2014

Petrobras to begin Mozambican ethanol production in 2014

November 26, 2012 |

In Mozambique, Petrobras expects to begin ethanol production as soon as 2014 with construction of the $20 million distillery set to begin in early 2013. The 20 million liter per year molasses-based facility will be built via Guarani, Petrobras’ local sugarcane partner.

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CleanStar Mozambique gets Bioenergy Finance Deal of the Year award

CleanStar Mozambique gets Bioenergy Finance Deal of the Year award

July 30, 2012 |

In Mozambique, CleanStar Mozambique continues to be showered with accolades for its innovative business model, this time as Environmental Finance Magazine’s winner for the Bioenergy Finance Deal of the Year award. The company recently also won a special commendation from the IFC/Financial Times for

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Aviam may lose license for failing to implement jatropha project

Aviam may lose license for failing to implement jatropha project

July 25, 2012 |

In Mozambique, the $20 million Italian-backed jatropha project Aviam is at risk of losing its license for failing to achieve implementation goals set out in an agreed timetable with the government. Of the 10,000 hectares licensed for planting jatropha, only 150 hectares have been planted so far and there are no signs of the promised […]

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CleanStar Mozambique gets “Screw Business as Usual” award.

CleanStar Mozambique gets “Screw Business as Usual” award.

July 4, 2012 |

In Mozambique, CleanStar Mozambique received the “Screw Business as Usual” Award on the sidelines of the “Rio+20” UN Conference on Sustainable Development from Richard Branson’s charity Virgin Unite. “This award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary businesses that work in a “radically different way for a common future” according to Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite. “Last year urban […]

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