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Volume 3, Issue 6

Feature: Plant construction update - northern Africa
Nowhere in the world is the food-versusfuel debate more pertinent than in Africa. North of the equator the continent is seeing a wave of urbanisation raising the demand for fuel and due to today’s hiked oil prices, many countries have begun to turn to biofuels as a viable, renewable and cheaper alternative to dwindling crude oil reserves. This demand combined with the potential of foreign investment has prompted the countries in the region to take steps to developing biofuel industries. However, with farmers cautious not to overtake land designated for food production in search of the lucrative production of raw materials for biofuels, the establishment of facilities is developing slowly. Many investors are not willing to gamble on the region during the current fi nancial climate, but it may be the case that those who gamble may reap the rewards in the long term. In Ghana, the combination of high crude prices and an abundant local market for sunfl ower oil has led the company Tragrimacs to build sunfl ower-to-biodiesel refi neries in projects funded by the UN.


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