Articles tagged 'green fuel'

Green Fuel 'annexes' 500h of cotton, maize fields 13 December 2018 HARARE - The High Court in Mutare will today hear a case in which Chisumbanje villagers have dragged Green Fuel to court over about 500 hectares of cotton and maize fields the ethanol producer has allegedly arbitrarily annexed for its sugarcane fields expansion.  Passmore Nyakureba of the Zimb...
Parly scrutinises Green Fuel project 29 May 2018 HARARE - Businessman Billy Rautenberg's Green Fuel (Private) Limited came under the spotlight yesterday, with members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy questioning its pricing model. It emerged yesterday, that Green Fuel is selling its ethanol at $1, 10 and yet the s...
EASTERN NEWS | Govt secures highway rehab funding 11 January 2018 HARARE - Government has secured funds from ethanol maker Green Fuel to repair the badly-damaged Tanganda-Chiredzi highway, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Joram Gumbo said. He told authorities in Manicaland last week not to “raise issues” anymore for the maintenance of the...
EASTERN NEWS | Green Fuel, farmers clash 12 October 2017 MUTARE - Green Fuel (GF) has come under heavy criticism from irate farmers and grain millers for undermining winter wheat crop in Middle Sabi by refusing to cull millions of quelea birds that roost in the ethanol producer's sugar cane plantations. GF — co-owned by government — is blocking the ...
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...
Govt, Green Fuel in indigenisation talks 20 August 2015 HARARE - Government says it is in discussions with the country's sole licensed ethanol producer, Green Fuel, over the company's compliance with the country's indigenisation laws. Energy and Power Development deputy minister, Tsitsi Muzenda, recently told the National Assembly that government w...
'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 ...
Green Fuel to pump in $260m 28 March 2014 HARARE - Ethanol-producing company, Green Fuel plans to invest $260 million more in the project including in their power generation scheme between now and next year, the company’s general manager Graham Smith told Parliament yesterday. Addressing the parliamentary portfolio committee on Youth,...
Green Fuel summoned to Parly 27 March 2014 HARARE - Parliament has invited Green Fuel (Private) Limited to give oral evidence on their level of compliance with the country’s indigenisation laws and the challenges the company is facing. Green Fuel will appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Econ...
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 ...
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...
Chisumbanje disaster: Police identify 14 1 November 2013 HARARE - Police have so far identified 14 out of the 24 victims who perished in the Chisumbanje road disaster. Six people who survived the horrific crash on Wednesday morning are receiving treatment, with some of them still in critical condition. According to a police report sent to Green Fue...
Mugabe to make E20 petrol blend mandatory 21 September 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe is working on introducing mandatory blending of petrol to the levels of E20 (a mixture of 80 percent petrol and 20 percent anhydrous ethanol), President Robert Mugabe has said. Speaking at the official opening of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, Mugabe said plans...