Tag: South Africa

Lab-grown antelope startup looks to address food insecurity

Lab-grown antelope startup looks to address food insecurity

October 18, 2021 |

In South Africa, cultivated meat startup Mogale Meat has a bank of more than 500 cell samples from antelope and cattle that it hopes to commercialize into slaughter-free, low-cost protein.  However, unlike most lab-grown meat companies targeting beef, pork, and poultry, Mogale Meat wants to create an alternative to the game meats common in local […]

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Sasol to lead feasibility study of Boegoebaai as green hydrogen and ammonia export hub

Sasol to lead feasibility study of Boegoebaai as green hydrogen and ammonia export hub

October 7, 2021 |

In South Africa, Sasol has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Northern Cape Development Agency (NCEDA) to lead the feasibility study to explore the potential of Boegoebaai as an export hub for green hydrogen and ammonia. This study is expected to take approximately 24 months. The outcomes of this feasibility study will determine […]

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South African sugar industry in talks with government for ethanol production subsidy

South African sugar industry in talks with government for ethanol production subsidy

October 7, 2021 |

In South Africa, Bloomberg reports the South African Sugar Association is discussing with the government the possibility of converting the sugar it exports at a loss, some 800,000 metric tons annually, into ethanol from domestic consumption instead. Doing so would turn the finances of the sugar mills and sugarcane farmers around, but only if the […]

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Sasol teams with LEN Consortium to boost SAF production

Sasol teams with LEN Consortium to boost SAF production

April 14, 2021 |

In South Africa, Sasol Ltd (Sasol) announced it will work alongside a consortium comprising Linde PLC (Linde), ENERTRAG AG (ENERTRAG) and Navitas Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Navitas) – the LEN Consortium – to bid in concept for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) under the auspices of the German Federal Government’s H2Global auction platform. The […]

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South African sugar industry needs ethanol policy to survive

South African sugar industry needs ethanol policy to survive

February 16, 2021 |

In South Africa, Farmers Weekly reports that producing ethanol could help to revive the national sugar industry which has been hit by foreign imports while 800,000 metric tons annually is exported at a loss. The government has been slow to develop and then implement ethanol blending which could serve as a lifeline for the industry […]

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Partners to revive South African biomass pellet operation

Partners to revive South African biomass pellet operation

November 25, 2020 |

In South Africa, Partners for Innovation (Netherlands), Hive Energy (United Kingdom), iLive Sustainable Development (South Africa) have joined forces to establish Coega Biomass Centre.  The company, funded by Hive Energy has taken over and will restore the existing non-operational plant to produce high quality wood pellets using biomass residues, non-indigenous forest and destructive invasive vegetation, […]

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South Africa launches Bioeconomy SA Portal

South Africa launches Bioeconomy SA Portal

October 27, 2020 |

In South Africa, businesses and individuals involved in bio-innovation are invited to register on the Bioeconomy SA Portal, a web-based platform that collects information from different sources and integrates it into a single, uniform and secure user interface. The portal, an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is expected to become a […]

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South African Cabinet approves biofuels regulatory framework

South African Cabinet approves biofuels regulatory framework

December 17, 2019 |

In South Africa, the Cabinet approved the Biofuels Regulatory Framework, which will give effect to the implementation of the Biofuel Industrial Strategy. The framework provides five areas to be regulated namely: The feedstock Protocol. The protocol mitigates the risk of the biofuels program towards food security. The mandatory blending regulations so as to create certainty […]

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Solaris-based biofuel to be used for O.R. Tambo airport operations

Solaris-based biofuel to be used for O.R. Tambo airport operations

November 28, 2019 |

In South Africa, Solaris-based biodiesel will be integrated into the ground-handling operations at O.R.Tambo International Airport. This will support a feasible scale-up of feedstock production and infrastructure such that a fully localized value chain for a Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) refinery may be achieved in the coming years, producing bio-jet fuel and green diesel. The […]

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South African entrepreneurs making fuels from waste plastic

South African entrepreneurs making fuels from waste plastic

July 23, 2019 |

In South Africa, the Lowvelder reports that using rudimentary techniques on a very small scale, some ingenious local entrepreneurs are producing gasoline, diesel and usably byproducts for candles and floor wax from waste plastic collected around the area. From the waste plastic collected in 250 corn bags, he can produce 5 liters of fuel. He […]

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