Tag: South Africa

Kibo Energy launches RfP to replace coal with renewable biofuel

Kibo Energy launches RfP to replace coal with renewable biofuel

August 25, 2022 |

In South Africa, Kibo Energy has initiated a process for Requests for Proposals to investigate the feasibility of replacing fossil-fuel (coal) with renewable biofuel, as mentioned in the company’s RNS dated May 27, 2022. This follows an extensive review of the company’s operations and assets wherein it determined to dispose of all its coal assets […]

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Cultivated wildebeest could soon appear on South African menus

Cultivated wildebeest could soon appear on South African menus

July 25, 2022 |

In South Africa, cultivated meat producer Mogale Meat says it could have lab-grown game meat, such as springbok, wildebeest, and impala, available for sampling this year, and launched commercially within three years.  Founded by former wildlife veterinarian Paul Bartels in 2020, Mogale has already demonstrated production of cell-based chicken. But the company notes that meat-eating […]

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South African sugar industry relying on SAF study to support sugar industry

South African sugar industry relying on SAF study to support sugar industry

July 4, 2022 |

In South Africa, the Independent newspaper reports the more difficult but promising prospect of the Sugar Cane Value Chain Masterplan that is half way through implementation lies in alternative cane products, especially the production of sustainable aviation fuels. A study commissioned by SA Canegrowers, in partnership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), found that […]

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Anglo American unveils prototype of world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck

Anglo American unveils prototype of world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck

May 16, 2022 |

In South Africa, Anglo American plc unveiled a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck designed to operate in everyday mining conditions at its Mogalakwena PGMs mine in South Africa. The 2MW hydrogen-battery hybrid truck, generating more power than its diesel predecessor and capable of carrying a 290-ton payload, is part of Anglo American’s […]

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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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