Articles tagged 'ethanol'

Zim increases fuel blending to 15pc 17 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe has increased mandatory petrol blending from 10 percent to 15 percent due to improved supplies of ethanol. Only a month ago, the threshold was increased from five percent to 10 percent. In March, President Robert Mugabe’s government had reduced from 15 percent to five perc...
Ethanol blending slashed to 5pc 8 March 2017 HARARE - Government has reduced mandatory petrol blending from 15 percent to five percent due to ethanol shortages. Authorities imposed mandatory blending, which was increased to 15 percent from 10 percent in 2015, in a move targeted at reducing the country's fuel import bill — around $45 mill...
Green Fuel ramps up production 22 September 2016 HARARE - Green Fuel is moving to ramp up ethanol production at its Chisumbanje site through a hectarage increase exercise anticipated to see the group with about 13 000 hectares (ha) of land by year end, one of its shareholders has said. Arda chairman Basil Nyabadza told the businessdaily that...
'Noic plans $6 million ethanol depot' 11 February 2015 HARARE - The National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Noic) is planning a $6 million ethanol storage facility at its main Harare depot, which will also complement other fuel assets such as Sakunda Energy (Private) Limited (Sakunda)'s $12 million gantry. This comes as Energy minister Sa...
Rautenbach's Mwenezi ethanol project gets nod 16 December 2014 MASVINGO - The new Zanu PF provincial executive here has promised to give businessman Billy Rautenbach the green light to continue his multi-million ethanol project in the vast Nuanetsi ranch in Mwenezi. Zanu PF acting chairman Paradzai Chakona told a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (Zuj) end of...
Fuel dealers flout blending rules: Zera 27 November 2014 HARARE - At least 16 fuel dealers have been apprehended for selling unleaded petrol,  according to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera). The move violates Section 3 of Petroleum Regulations contained under Statutory Instrument 17 of 2013 that imposes mandatory blending on all petrol...
Zim to licence more ethanol producers 4 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's energy sector regulator says it is ready to licence new ethanol producers to avoid dependency on a single supplier, Green Fuel (GF).
'Green Fuel needs $2bn to complete ethanol plants' 31 March 2014 MUTARE - Bio-fuel firm Green Fuel requires a whopping $1,8 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) to complete the construction of four ethanol plants under its investment blueprint, the Daily News can reveal. The first phase resulted in the construction of the Chisumbanje ethanol plant at ...
Triangle pumps 3m ethanol litres 30 January 2014 HARARE - Triangle Limited (Triangle) has stepped in with a three million-plus litres of ethanol supply — through government’s local blenders and partners — to avert possible fuel supply disruptions caused by problems at the preferred distributor, businessdaily can reveal. This comes as the cou...
No ethanol back-up: Mavhaire 21 January 2014 HARARE - Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has admitted that government in its joint venture with Green Fuel had no backup plan in case of shortages of sugar cane for ethanol production. This comes as Green Fuel’s ethanol stocks diminished resulting in government backtracking on its December d...
Govt must revisit blending law 14 January 2014 HARARE - Government's hasty introduction of the mandatory use of blended fuel in August last year, and in the process denying motorists the choice of buying the fuel of their choice has come back to haunt them. The green fuel stocks have been depleted and the minister of energy Dzikamai Mavhai...
Zim faces fuel crisis? 14 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe could experience intermittent fuel supplies as Green Fuel’s ethanol stocks are thinning, thus exposing the folly of government’s mandatory blending policy. This comes amid rising concern about the judiciousness of the August 2013 policy or directive, which has precipitated a ...
More blending ratios will damage cars: Mangoma 9 December 2013 HARARE - Former Energy and Power Development minister Elton Mangoma talks to our Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki about mandatory blending and his plans for Zesa which would have turned the power utility into profit-making. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: During your tenure ...
Zim introduces E15 2 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has increased the mandatory blending of ethanol with unleaded petrol from 10 percent (E10) to 15 percent (E10) with effect from last Saturday. Gloria Magombo, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority chief executive (Zera), advised the public that the   quality specification of E...
Women win Green Fuel's battle 1 December 2013 CHISUMBANJE - The Zimbabwe government bowed to women pressure to okay the $600 million Green Fuel ethanol plant in Chisumbanje, with imported petrol now blended with 10 percent of locally-produced ethanol from the Lowveld. The project has lowered Zimbabwe's fuel import bill by $3 million every...
Green Fuel plant among Africa's top five infrastructure giants 19 November 2013 HARARE - Green Fuel (GF)'s Chisumbanje-based ethanol plant has been ranked among the top five mega infrastructure projects in Africa with the energy group receiving the “Green Product of the year” award at the recently held Green Business Awards (GBA). This comes as GF successfully built and c...
Mixed feelings over E10 25 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has  introduced mandatory blending of petrol to the levels of E10, a mixture of 90 percent petrol and 10 percent anhydrous ethanol. The mandatory blending was in  line with an import substitution policy to promote the use of locally produced ethanol and slash the fuel import ...
Govt must explain benefits of blend fuel 25 October 2013 HARARE - Although government has ordered the mandatory blending of fuel from five to 10 percent with effect from yesterday, many people don't seem to understand what benefits this will have to motorists. Government has not carried out a campaign to educate the motoring public about the benefit...
Furore over late opening of ethanol plant 16 April 2013 HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru has come under fire from the Chisumbanje community for political posturing over the re-opening of the multi-billion dollar ethanol project. Pressure group Platform for Youth Development (PYD) said Mujuru had ignored protocol and pronounced that the plant would...