Economic history. Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant: Institutional frameworks and implications for land use of public private sector development initiatives in the rural. Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant: Zimbabwe’s milestone: The resumption of operations at the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant and the subsequent uptake of the E The Chisumbanje Ethanol Project is a national project of great strategic importance where ethanol is produced from sugarcane. The project.

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Last year, the interministrial Cabinet committee resolved to tackle the challenges dogging the Chisumbanje ethanol project. The resumption of operations at the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant and the subsequent uptake of the E15 has been described as some of the significant developments in as the country seeks to reduce its fuel import bill and to create a green economy.

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From the delayed issuance of the license, ethanpl efforts to derail the project by MDC-T elements, familiarisation visits by government officials, demonstrations by villagers to skepticism by the market regarding the compatibility of the fuel with most engines, the ethanol plant hogged the limelight in Chipinge District Populated places in Manicaland Province. Agricultural and Rural Development Authority.

The solutions should balance between three buckets of interests, that is, community, private and national. Chisumbanje is linked by a good tarred road from the Manicaland provincial capital, Mutare, and the district capital, Chipinge town to the Lowveld and to the South African border crossing at Beitbridge.

In terms of population distribution, Chipinge is rural whereas Chisumbanje has a population of about people. With Government and ARDA supervision, the Company should engage the farmers directly and pay the compensation in lieu of the land user rights that were lost, and negotiate terms for the farmers to continue to live on the estates as out-growers and producers to the Ethanol Project.

Lessons must be learnt, and going forward an inclusive and consultative approach must be adopted. Govt, doctors in crunch meeting. Policies should be developed that encourage individuals to import vehicles which take ethanol blends.


The Project has potential to radically improve our fuel security and economics, introduce efficient irrigation schemes, support smallholder out-grower schemes, create jobs, generate large amounts of electric power, and stimulate major downstream industries. Verified reports from the displaced communities indicate that livestock was lost through being shot, drinking contaminated water, or by the levying of undue and oppressive fees for trespassing. Carmon February 21, at 4: I simply stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to say that I acquire in fact loved account your weblog posts.

The Company should immediately relocate the outstanding households who have not been relocated on irrigated land. The price of 85 cents a litre, will mean the prices of the blends will be as follows; E5 US1. According to sources, this year alone the company is laying off 2 workers as a way of mitigating the challenges they are facing. The two sets of recommendations must be implemented concurrently and immediately.

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The allegations of racism at the Company were not fully substantiated. In doing its work the Committee consulted and involved all the stakeholders and engaged the entire ethanol ecosystem. The Chisumbanje Ethanol Project is a national project of great strategic importance where ethanol is produced from sugarcane.

All the recommendations to resolve the social and community issues must be implemented with urgency. Out hcisumbanje the chissumbanje households displaced from their communal lands in Chisumbanje and Chinyamukwakwa communal lands, only have been resettled. The Company should immediately compensate and resettle the projectt that had offer letters and were displaced from ARDA estates.

Dec 8, 13, How many times is Greenfuels going to restart? Other social safety nets and facilities designed to accord the displaced households sustainable means of livelihood must be developed and provided.

Are the fuel blending ratios now agreed with stakeholders? Agreed issues include the immediate release of farmers arrested recently over land dispute in Chinyamukwakwa area and the adoption of an interim agreement to give farmers half a hectare as ploughing land.


In an American based consultant company, E. Nov 29, ethabol, Great Zimbabwe January 19, at 2: Secondly, there are technical and business related issues and problems which have led chisumbbanje low uptake of ethanol fuel prjoect.

For the abundance of caution, Greenfuels design an acceptable insurance policy framework that will compensate motorists in the event of any damage to vehicles due to the use of E5.

Mar 19, 13, You might also like More from author. January 19, at 1: Boys ride, real men fly. The area is arid because it lies in a valley and crop yields are generally poor thus it is prone to food insecurities.

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Chisumbanje ethanol project set to restart

Email or Phone Password Forgot account? The following specific actions are recommended for the issues and problems that have been identified:. Specifically, the current Inter-Ministerial committee should continue to supervise and monitor the process assisted by its Working Party of officials.

Fuel prices will not remain at the current levels. Xhisumbanje fact, blending logistics must be rapidly developed for fuel coming through all the different entrance points into the country, be it by road, rail or pipeline. Arda bosses face contempt chisumbajje Parly. World class irrigation infrastructure has been put in place, and an outstanding ethanol producing plant constructed. Mutasa businessman arrested in movie style.

January 29, at 7: January 20, at 8: For example, only 4 tons per hectare could be achieved as opposed to a location such as Mazoe where 8 tons per hectare were harvested at the same costs.