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Boeing, Mango in Africa's first jet biofuel flight 

By: Anine Kilian     15th July 2016 Aircraft manufacturer Boeing, along with South African Airways (SAA) and its low-cost carrier Mango on Friday celebrated Africa’s first commercial passenger flights using sustainable aviation biofuel. The flights used sustainable jet biofuel produced from research and development company... 

Notorious Moloto Road now part of Sanral network

By: SANews, SA government news service     3rd August 2015 One of South Africa’s most dangerous roads, the Moloto Road which runs north of Pretoria and passes through three provinces, has been incorporated into the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) road network. The government gazette announcing the incorporation was published on 29 July. 

SAA to test biofuel flight next year 

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th December 2014 As project Solaris gains traction, South African Airways (SAA) has made headway on its journey to becoming a biofueled airliner by 2020 through the conversion of nicotine-free Solaris tobacco plants into more environment-friendly jet fuel. SAA is currently preparing to fuel a domestic test flight... 

Airline to turn tobacco into sustainable jet fuel

     19th September 2014 For two years, Italy-based industrial research and development company Sunchem have been working on producing jet fuel using a tobacco crop project in Marble Hall, Limpopo, which has proved to be successful in the small-scale trials, says Sunchem SA MD Joost van Lier. Sustainable jet fuel... 

Bushveld Minerals acquires 50% of Marble Hall tin project

By: Leandi Kolver     26th September 2013 Iron and tin mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has acquired a 50% stake in the Marble Hall tin project, in Limpopo, from Acacia Resources for an initial cash payment of R2-million and future cash commitments. The Marble Hall project, of which the remaining 50% stake is held by Lerama... 


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