Zimbabwe Increases Local Ethanol Blending


There will be an increase in demand for biofuels in Zimbabwe as it increases its mandatory petrol blending from 5% to 10%. This comes after the government reduced the mandatory local ethanol blending from 15% to 5%. The government increased the threshold again as the nation's ethanol supplies improved.

Zimbabwe obtains its ethanol from a $600 million sugar planting in the southeast of the country which is jointly owned by a state company and private investors. It is capable of producing 250,000 liters of ethanol a day.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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