Grain Sorghum
Grain Sorghum

 

THE Department of Energy has finally published the long-awaited draft position paper on the pricing regulations and rules for administering biofuel prices for comment, the final step in the process in getting the potentially R15bn-a-year South African biofuels industry

Levy on petrol price will help to spur ailing sorghum farming industry which has seen production volumes collapse from roughly 900,000 tonnes a year to 150,000 tonnes


THE Department of Energy has finally published the long-awaited draft position paper on the pricing regulations and rules for administering biofuel prices for comment, the final step in the process in getting the potentially R15bn-a-year South African biofuels industry off the ground.

From October next year all oil refineries will be required to blend 2% of locally produced bioethanol into their petrol.

The government has decided that sorghum and soybeans should be used as the biofuels and biodiesel feedstock respectively, in order to alleviate concerns around food security. More:  Business Day

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