There is NO Reason that Low Maize Prices Should Put Farmers Under Pressure!

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Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

  Wood pellets can better be processed to biobased chemicals than being incinerated: better price, less GHG emissions. Subsidy and quota schemes have clearly influenced biomass prices. In Germany for instance, wood pellet prices rose from 45 €/ton in 2003 to 90 €/ton in 2010. In Finland as well, pellet prices doubled in this period.…Read more Bioenergy as an obstacle to biobased chemicals

South Africa: Biofuel blends madatory from 2015

MANDATORY blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel will come into effect from October 1 2015, Energy Minister Ben Martins said yesterday. The regulation is in line with the Cabinet decision in 2007 to use biofuels as a means of diversifying the country’s energy supplies.MANDATORY blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel will come into…Read more South Africa: Biofuel blends madatory from 2015

Platform for Agro-processing

Worldclass: Our GreenEnergyPark™ is Investment ready! SA agro-processing 'needs investment' 6 November 2012 South Africa has a world-class agro-processing sector but its potential is not fully recognised and requires investment, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. "South Africa has a world-class agro-processing and marketing infrastructure that provides for local needs as well as limited…Read more Platform for Agro-processing

We agree: SA policies should encourage investment in agriculture

Need significant support in terms of access to land, finance, skills and markets for emerging farmers required (IDC)     Picture by: Bloomberg South African policies on agriculture and farming need to be addressed to ensure sustainable farming, investments and security of food supply in the future, said agriculture union TAU SA GM Bennie van…Read more We agree: SA policies should encourage investment in agriculture

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