18 May '12, 1pm

Swapping Out Charcoal With Ethanol: A company opens a biofuel plant to supply ethanol to households in the Mozam...

Africa used to boast nearly three million square miles of forest, only about one-third of which remain today. The principal culprit is charcoal production for cookstove fuel, which emits soot that leads to endemic health problems. The World Health Organization says the health consequences of cooking with charcoal parallel the effects of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Just imagine firing up a charcoal barbecue indoors every time you cooked. This week, CleanStar Mozambique, a company formed by CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes , opened a biofuel plant to supply ethanol to the hundreds of thousands of households in Maputo, the Mozambican capital, that rely on charcoal for cooking. The organizers are also working with rural farmers to help them shift from slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture and charcoal production to more modern farming methods that could result in f...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 18 May '12, 2pm

Africa used to boast nearly three million square miles of forest, only about one-third of which remain today. The principa...

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens ...

triplepundit.com 17 May '12, 5pm

Operations Manager Andre Roberts Describes the Plant to Federal Minister of Agriculture, José Pacheco Today marked the gra...

The Real Story on Charcoal for African Cookstoves

The Real Story on Charcoal for African Cookstoves

triplepundit.com 20 May '12, 6pm

Charcoal is used to cook meals in 95% of homes in Maputo – the highest income earners use pricier LPG. That’s approximatel...

Charcoal Kills 2 Million People & Vast Swaths o...

treehugger.com 16 May '12, 12pm

Across Africa, forests are disappearing at twice the worldwide average rate. As of 2009, that rate clocked in at a mind-be...

Charcoal Kills 2 Million People & Vast Swaths o...

treehugger.com 16 May '12, 1am

Across Africa, forests are disappearing at twice the worldwide average rate. As of 2009, that rate clocked in at a mind-be...

New University Study: Ethanol Reduced Gas Price...

ethanolrfa.org 15 May '12, 2pm

Reminder: A media call with one author of the report, Professor Dermot Hayes, will occur at 2:00 p.m. Eastern today. Call ...

A New Skirmish in the Ethanol Wars: A study bac...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 16 May '12, 2pm

The auto and oil industries plan to release a report on Wednesday indicating that some cars running on E15, the 15 percent...