SOUTH AFRICA AVIATION BIOFUEL PROJECT STALLS OVER POLITICAL FEEDSTOCK SOURCING DEBATES

A STALLED project to make and test aviation biofuel in South Africa has offered a test case on how supply chain problems can prevent such innovative initiatives from making progress. The launch of Project Solaris in 2014 as an international initiative between aviation and fuel sector partners to develop sustainable jet biofuel from the solaris crop attracted substantial media coverage for heralding in a new era in African aviation. But, four years on, the initiative has stalled amidst government-promoted arguments about the projected fuel feedstock mix and the ...


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