Monthly archives: August, 2008


Think carbon credits for projects!

fpasoutpolecarbonkornikjon.jpgWhen a project promoter in Africa is considering and researching a project, he/she should stop and think whether there is any way the project can be adjusted to be more environmentally-friendly and capture or prevent greenhouse gas emissions – in order to earn increasingly-lucrative, and increasingly-traded, carbon credits in foreign currency.

Mobile drinking water system

A South African supplier of water purification equipment offers a mobile unit that produces up to 10,000 litres per hour of safe drinking water from any water source.

Innovative roaster for soybeans, nuts, seeds

A South African agricultural engineer has developed a soybean roaster for farmers to process their harvest on-farm as a feed addition. But this innovative equipment, the first of its kind worldwide, has been found to be applicable in processing of a variety of other seeds and nuts as well.


South African-made biodiesel equipment

fpabiodieselcentremdplant.jpgBiodiesel Centre in Bellville, Western Cape, founded by Neville Murray, is probably the leading supplier of biodiesel fuel in South Africa currently. It also supplies equipment for biodiesel production and is looking for partners in biodiesel projects in the rest of Africa.

WILD sees potential for beverages in Africa

German company WILD, which focuses particularly on beverage flavours, sees Africa as having huge potential in beverage developments.



fpatalbotindustrialunitq.jpgIndustries in Africa constantly investigate ways to manage their industrial water and wastewater more effectively. This not only refers to the correct and safe disposal of the wastewater but also to how they can reduce their dependency on a sometimes-insecure water and energy supply. The greater the insecurity of supply of these two essential resources, the greater the costs.

Avocado oil

Food-grade avocado oil is increasingly making its mark on international shelves. South Africa’s Da Gama Oil is the world’s largest, and a pioneer producer of, edible avocado oil.

Opportunities in tomato processing

As EU agricultural production subsidies are expected to be entirely phased out by 2013, opportunities for local production and processing may arise for African producers of fruit and vegetable products, which were previously subsidised in the EU.

Turnkey equipment for chip manufacture

With increasing demand in Africa for corn-based snacks, American Extrusion International – represented by Snackquip in Africa – has developed an innovative way to produce Fabricated Tortilla Corn Chips from its already-flexible Advantage Series extruders.

CFI of South Africa offers a range of ascorbic acid replacements

CFI of South Africa has developed a range of products to replace scarce and expensive ascorbic acid in most food industry applications. ascorbic acid has been one of the most volatile food ingredients in recent years, varying widely in price and availability.

Egli Engineering for food manufacture

Egli Engineering of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, specialises in the production of entire production lines for the manufacture of snacks and many other foods.

South African dry foods maker seeking new territory

A South African market leader (in quantity and quality) in the production/packing of bulk industrial/catering powdered foodstuffs and food ingredients, dry-blended or spray-dried, wants to explore joint ventures and other business associations/arrangements to gain penetration into new markets and new market segments.

Rural value-adding with guests

Rural businesspeople are increasingly looking towards adding value to their operations. Many regions in Africa are popular tourist destinations and businesspeople can exploit this by offering lodge, bed-and-breakfast, guesthouse or self-catering accommodation.

The Kyoto Protocol …

The Kyoto Protocol basically splits the world into two categories: developed countries and developing countries.
Developed countries which are signatories have committed to targets of carbon reduction which they are obliged to meet by law.