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15 Oct 2007  |  Africa
The South African biofuels market is currently standing at the brink of exciting growth. Investors and government participants now have to decide what the correct level of subsidy will be as well as finding ways of avoiding food versus fuel conflict.
04 Sep 2007  |  Africa
The Sub-Saharan African biofuels market is standing at the door of an exciting growth period. Most countries have made commitments to the reduction of greenhouse gasses under Kyoto protocol and biofuels is seen as a solution to this commitment. However, there are many challenges facing an industry that is currently under developed and where funding...
20 Apr 2012  |  Africa
Answers to Investor Questions
This research service provides a high level overview of various energy generating technology types in South Africa, including nuclear, solar, hydro, wind, diesel and gas gensets, co-generation, open cycle gas turbines and closed cycle gas turbines. An introduction to each technology type is provided, along with general capital and operational expen...
19 Jul 2012  |  Africa
Where is Cogeneration being Utilised?
This study highlights a few key areas where cogeneration is being successfully utilised in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a small market but one that is proving to be valuable for those industries that are able to make use of heat and electricity and those that have large amounts of waste product that can be used as feedstock. This however also highli...
07 Dec 2012  |  Africa
New Discoveries Spark Intensified Investment in Exploration Initiatives
Recent oil and gas discoveries in East Africa have promoted significant interest for investors in the region, driving growth in exploration initiatives. After exploration success in Uganda, the overall region has seen an influx of international players, including Total, Anadarko, Tullow, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), in the m...
20 Dec 2011  |  Africa
Is Morocco at the Dawn of a New Era towards Renewable Energy?
Moroccan electricity industry is facing a steady growth demand, having increased yearly by six to eight per cent in the past 10 years. Growth has been driven by robust economic development and improved welfare conditions, following various economic reforms. Electricity in Morocco is mainly generated from fossil fuels and, more particularly, fuel oi...
30 Mar 2012  |  Africa
Spurring Power Infrastructure Investment to Meet Growing Demand as Power Imports Are Phasing Out
Botswana electricity industry has challenges in meeting its energy needs. Firstly, the country can hardly meet its peak power demand and, secondly, the country relies heavily on power supply from its neighbouring countries. However, southern Africa is experiencing an increasing power supply deficit, leading to shortages of power for trading. After ...
02 Oct 2012  |  Africa
New Entrants to Take Market Share
The South African high-voltage transformer market is established and dominated by a few major competitors. The demand side of the market is highly concentrated in the standardised transformer segment, but it is fragmented in the smaller, specialised segment. The market is set to change in 2015 with specification and product design playing a major r...
17 May 2012  |  Africa
The necessary public sector move to a sustainable future
This Research Service analyses the current (2011) South African municipal solid waste to energy landscape. Major metropolitan municipalities (eThekwini Municipality, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, City of Cape Town and Mangaung Municipality) were interviewed. Views were obtained regarding the status quo, relevant drivers and restraints, str...
17 Jan 2008  |  Africa
Customer Satisfaction Analysis for Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) in Key Sub-Saharan African Oil and Gas Sectors
The oil and gas sector in sub-Saharan Africa is attracting growing interests from major oil and gas consuming countries, driven by a shift in oil and gas patterns. In order to meet these growing requirements, oil and companies in the region are expected to invest in ACS products as they are seen as means to increase operational efficiency.
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