06
Mar
2017

Euractiv: Biofuel in aviation – a sustainable alternative?

Sunchem

Biofuels in aviation: A sustainable alternative? Current laws require EU countries to have “at least 10%” renewable energy used in transport by 2020 – including a 7% cap for biofuels. For 2030, the European Commission proposed reducing conventional biofuels in transport to 3.8% as part of a broader target to source at least 27% energy from renewables. While some transport … Continue reading

12
Sep
2016

CNN MarketPlace Africa – First Greenest African Flight

SAA

The plane powered by SOLARIS South African Airways – Sunchem – Boeing – RSB – SKY NRG, recently launched Africa’s first commercial environmentally friendly airplane. http://edition.cnn.com/specials/business/marketplace-africa 

20
Oct
2015

Sunchem and Tyton BioEnergy System announce a partnership

Sunchem

Tyton-Sunchem Release_Oct 19 2015_final It is an honor to announce a research and commercial partnership combining Tyton’s research, development and commercial capabilities with Sunchem’s solaris tobacco variety to establish a global significant alliance to advance tobacco-based green chemicals and biofuels. We are committed to introducing energy tobacco as a feedstock of choice that can complete with the economics of oil … Continue reading

31
Aug
2015

RSB Certificate

Sunchem

It is an honor to announce we have received RSB certification for phase 1 of our Solaris process in South Africa: cultivation, storage and seed cleaning! Now we are moving to phase 2 to certify the process until bio-jet-fuel. I want to thank all Sunchem partners and supporters: Sunchem Biofuel South Africa, SKY Nrg, Boeing, SAA, and RSB.

11
Oct
2011

Sunchem

“Considering that we are now in the early stages of an Interglacial period,the expected increase of aridity favor the survival and continued evolutionof the genus Nicotiana” “A factor of similar importance is the preference of the species N. tabacum for disturbed soils, the result of human activity” Thomas Harpen Goodspeed, Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanical Garden, University of California, Berkeley