USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality

Field Cob (Image: DalinYebo) US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work,…Read more USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality

Small renewables tender within weeks, DoE says

A request for proposals for small-scaled renewable energy projects, with capacities of below 5 MW, would be released within the coming “few weeks”, South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has confirmed. Some 100 MW has been ring-fenced for procurement from such projects under the larger Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) programme, which was…Read more Small renewables tender within weeks, DoE says

SA moves to establish ‘Renewable Energy Fund’

South Africa’s National Treasury has issued a tender for a transaction adviser to help it establish a facility, currently termed a ‘Renewable Energy Fund’, that will channel international donor and commercial funding to support South Africa’s ambitious roll-out of renewables technologies. The request for proposals has been advertised by the department’s public–private partnership unit, which…Read more SA moves to establish ‘Renewable Energy Fund’