Tag: Zimbabwe

Green Fuel doubles ethanol production to 380,000 liters per day

Green Fuel doubles ethanol production to 380,000 liters per day

September 9, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the Herald newspaper reports that the country’s main ethanol producer Green Fuel has doubled its ethanol production capacity to 380,000 liters per day in an effort to help reduce fossil fuel imports. The additional supply allows blending of 20% ethanol which can reduce fossil fuel imports by $10 million per month. As a […]

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Zimbabwean government accused of blending 40% ethanol while keeping gas prices high

Zimbabwean government accused of blending 40% ethanol while keeping gas prices high

August 21, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that drivers are accusing the government of boosting the ethanol blend to 40% from the mandated 20% while keeping prices high, but cars are only going half as far on a tank of fuel. The permanent secretary of the energy department dismissed the allegations but also said that she would […]

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Zimbabwe moving forward with 2030 biofuel strategy with jatropha back on the cards

Zimbabwe moving forward with 2030 biofuel strategy with jatropha back on the cards

August 15, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that the government is moving forward with its long-awaited national biofuels plan that looks to promote sugarcane and jatropha as key feedstocks for ethanol and biodiesel production while also exploring other potential feedstocks such as cassava and sweet sorghum. The policy aims to take the country through 2030 as it […]

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Ethanol brings down price of gasoline at the pump below biodiesel in Zimbabwe

Ethanol brings down price of gasoline at the pump below biodiesel in Zimbabwe

August 13, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the national broadcasting corporation reports that the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority says prices for gasoline blended with 10% ethanol have fallen below diesel prices at the pump which typically doesn’t happen. Using 150,000 liters per day of domestic ethanol reduces the foreign exchange burden on the country’s already challenged economy. The country has […]

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Zimbabwe’s Triangle to invest in CO2 production at ethanol plant

Zimbabwe’s Triangle to invest in CO2 production at ethanol plant

July 31, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, Triangle plans to invest in CO2 production from its ethanol processing in order to serve the domestic soft drinks market. The soft drinks industry has shrunk in recent years due to foreign exchange requirements to import CO2, so when the facility comes online in 2020, the company expects the soft drinks industry to […]

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Tongaat Hulett seeking government support for ethanol expansion project

Tongaat Hulett seeking government support for ethanol expansion project

July 24, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Eye reports that sugar giant Tongaat Hulett is seeking assistance from the government to that it can invest in ethanol production expansion to 60 million liters annually from 40 million liters currently. The increased ethanol capacity comes as a result of conversion of 3,000 ha of land to sugarcane that will […]

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Zimbabwe’s first MSW-to-energy plant receives $150 million investment

Zimbabwe’s first MSW-to-energy plant receives $150 million investment

May 23, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, Pragma Leaf Consulting Zimbabwe will invest $150 million in the country’s first MSW-to-energy plant that has been on the docks since 2014 but is now quickly moving through the front-end engineering design phase as well as land acquisition and licensing. The technology provider has been identified by wasn’t mentioned by local press. Construction […]

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Zimbabwe gasoline prices drop 9 cents as E10 returns

Zimbabwe gasoline prices drop 9 cents as E10 returns

April 29, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that in response to increased availability of ethanol, the government has boosted the ethanol blend to 10% from 5% and in turn reduced the price of gasoline at the pump by 9 cents per liter to around $1.48 per liter. Heavy rains have kept domestic ethanol producers from supplying the […]

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Zimbabwe Bio Energy still on the docks after a decade under development

Zimbabwe Bio Energy still on the docks after a decade under development

March 20, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the Development Trust of Zimbabwe is still working to develop a joint venture project with Cutstar Investments for an 100,000-acre sugarcane project aimed at ethanol production called Zimbabwe Bio Energy, located at Nuanetsi Ranch. The project was first announced back in 2008 and in 2010 South African press reported about initiatives to relocate […]

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Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

Zimbabwe’s ethanol storage project delayed by lack of foreign exchange availability

February 26, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the country’s national oil infrastructure company still needs another $1.5 million in order to complete its ethanol storage tank project that would help it to better manage ethanol flows for blending throughout the year, especially during the rainy season when ethanol production slows significantly and supplies are scarce. A lack of foreign currency […]

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