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South Africa: Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again

The debate about biofuel has largely been silent since the advent of the recession but as the economy slowly recovers the talk has begun again. Last week the Democratic Alliance welcomed what it called a “significant policy shift” by the

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South Africa to look at maize for biofuels

South Africa must review its biofuels policy to include maize to allow farmers to use their surplus crop for energy production, the agriculture minister said on Friday. The government unveiled blending ratios for biofuels three years ago but said maize,

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DA wants ban on use of maize for ethanol lifted

The Democratic Alliance says it believes that the ban on South African maize being sold for ethanol production needs to be lifted. It says this is in light of Grain SA, the body representing most of SA’s maize, wheat and

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