Tuesday, March 21, 2006

South Africa’s answer to global warming?

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South Africa currently releases the highest amount of greenhouse gases in Africa and holds the none too prestigious title of being the world’s 13th largest contributor to global warming.

While the country has committed to reducing toxic releases, little focus has been placed on the transport sector which currently accounts for about 24 percent of South Africa’s total carbon dioxide emissions. Experts now fear that these emissions will rise by 82 percent by 2020 if no immediate action is taken.

The City of Cape Town has taken heed of these shocking predictions and subsequently commissioned an independent panel to investigate whether non-polluting alternatives such as biofuels can be successfully introduced.

The panel concluded that of the two biofuels available - biodiesel (for all diesel engines) and bioethanol (for petrol vehicles) – biodiesel is the most suitable option because it is a mature technology which requires little or no engine conversion and can be easily integrated with existing infrastructure.

Biodiesel is a clean-burning, biodegradable and renewable fuel that can be produced from oil seed crops such as sunflower, soy and groundnut. Seed bearing trees such as Jatropha (and cannabis) are also good sources. Business in Africa

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