Since we reported on the 2015 report, the biobased industry now contributes 4.2 million jobs and $393 billion to US economy. Each job in the US bioeconomy adds 1.76 jobs in adjacent sectors. In Africa, we can expect an even higher job creation rate (See: GreenEnergyPark™ biorefinery).
(Image Credit: Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT) A new project that aims to provide farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant maize varieties has been launched to help the region boost food security. The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project will apply conventional breeding techniques to develop maize varieties and hybrids capable of resisting environmental shocks, including drought,…Read more African Smallholders to get Stress-Tolerant Maize
Each job in the US bioeconomy adds 1.64 jobs in adjacent sectors. An economic impact analysis of the US biobased products industry showed that in 2013 4 million jobs and US$369bn were added to US economy. In Africa, we can expect an even higher job creation rate (See: GreenEnergyPark™ biorefinery). The following report was obtained…Read more Bioeconomy: $369bn and 4 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in 2013
GreenEnergyPark™: Empowering Africa's New Agricultural Economy DalinYebo's GreenEnergyPark™ will contribute to Africa's food security and create permanent rural jobs, because these small economic hubs are located in the centres of agricultural areas and its profits will flow back to the farming community. The anchor tenants of the GreenEnergyPark™ are a furfural biorefinery and an electricity co-generation…Read more Connecting-the-Dots™ of a New Agricultural Economy
The impact of these trends could see the furfural market grow to twice its current size. For Africa, biomass valorisation means food security and jobs (e.g. greenenergypark.co.za/bio-refining)!
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
The report was officially released this month by South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, at a ceremony which also launched a new community based Green Fund Project called ‘Farming the Wild’ in the uPhongolo Local Municipality. The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country’s key economic sectors: agriculture,…Read more New Report Shows Green Economy Fundamental for South Africa’s Sustained Economic Growth and Well-being – Green Africa Directory
Companies have put biofuels on the back burner to aim for higher margin chemicals Tom Welton gives the wooden desk in his office a sharp rap with his knuckles. ‘That’s the sound of lignin,’ he says, grinning. ‘Have you seen its structure? It’s beautiful, full of aromatics, lovely compounds that make you think: I could…Read more A biomass bonanza
Bio-rewable fuel additive for diesel/kerosene reduce emissions!The furfural molecule has a very high oxygen content. In addition, its derivatives are known to change the phase diagram of (e.g. diesel), so that mineral diesel can be blended e.g. with alcohols without forming emulsions. Already in earlier work and field trials , such additives have successfully reduced…Read more DTHFE: Additive for Jetfuel and Diesel
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