ZERA stocks up ethanol for blending ahead of rainy season

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Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) chief executive Engineer Gloria Magombo said the Ministry of Energy and Power Development has stocked up a certain amount of ethanol for release into the market if there are shortages.

Speaking to the Herald she said,

We have adequate (stocks) to meet demand. Current ethanol blending levels are E15 and the average production rate over the last three months is 6 million litres/month.

Government had to relax its E15 mandatory blending threshold last year, as incessant rains made it difficult for Green Fuel to harvest its cane fields in Chisumbanje to provide feedstock for ethanol. Government has been criticised in the past over its decision to create monopoly, Green Fuel, a partnership between Macdom, Rating and State owned Agricultural and Rural Development Authority.

More: Herald

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