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05 Aug 16 Nissan unveils ‘world’s first’ ethanol-powered electric car

Car giant Nissan Motor Co. has revealed what it calls the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle that runs on bioethanol electric power. The fuel cell prototype forms part of Nissan’s ongoing commitment to the development of zero-emission ...

29 Jul 16 Africa's First Biofuel Flights Take Off in South Africa

History was made in mid-July. Africa's first sustainable biofuel powered flights successfully flew between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The South African Airways (SAA) and Mango Boeing 737-800s used biofuel to power their engines on 15 July 2016. The fuel is ...

20 Jul 16 Energy Union and Climate Action: Driving Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

The European Commission presented on 20 July 2016 a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The Commission is working to keep the EU competitive as the global social ...

30 May 16 Economic update shows SA as top renewable power producer on continent

On 26 May, the Oxford Business Group, a publishing, research and consultancy firm, released an economic update on the state of South Africa’s renewable energy sector, saying that the country is already the continent’s largest producer of renewable energy. With ...

13 May 16 Biofuels Plant in Hawaii Is First to Be Certified as Sustainable

The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel ...

04 May 16 Nicaragua-based firm launches bagasse biomass plant

Ingenio Montelimar, a Nicaragua-based renewable energy firm, officially launched a 38-MW biomass plant in San Rafael del Sur city, according to media reports. The facility is named ‘Green Power’. It will use bagasse as raw material. Bagasse is the fibrous ...

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