Towards the end of 2006, the South African Cabinet approved a Draft Biofuels Industry Strategy 3 (‘Biofuels Strategy’), where after, the document was released for public comment.

The Biofuels Strategy is supported by a feasibility study, 4 and read together, these documents propose the establishment of a biofuels industry with E8 and B2 blend targets based on bioethanol from maize and sugarcane, and biodiesel from soyabeans and sunflower seeds respectively.

We are told that E8 and B2 level of biofuel production equates to 75% of the 2013 Renewable Energy target, and represents 4.5% of total liquid fuel use.

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