Creating ethanol-mix biofuel

  • Education
  • Innovation

The Challenge

Renewable energies such as solar, wind and tidal can be used to power our homes and our businesses. We can also turn to biofuels and biofuel diesel blends as a renewable source of energy, as these are derived from living, or recently living organisms. However, in some markets biofuels are far from readily available.

The Challenge

What We Did

We’re currently innovating with biofuels in Malawi, the UK, Puerto Rico and Paraguay: blending ethanol with gasoline to create a new ethanol mix. Ethanol can be produced from two sources: corn or sugar cane. In Malawi we are deriving it from sugar cane – a far more efficient route.

Ethanol is used worldwide as an important element in renewable fuel technologies for its cleaner qualities – it doesn’t contain sulphur or other contaminants. We are drawing on our expertise to create a blend that balances the efficiency per mile of gasoline with the cleaner properties of ethanol.

The biofuel blend we’re producing in Malawi can be recycled, further reducing its environmental impact.

What We Did

Impact

Biofuels, like our ethanol-mix, are useful for helping us become less reliant on fossil fuels for transportation. Our work in Malawi is helping the country invest in a more energy-efficient future.

 Impact

We’re proud to be the first company to supply this innovative fuel in Malawi, as it will help reduce vehicle emissions and the air pollution associated with them.

Sidy Bane Co-Chief Operating Officer, Africa Region

HOW PUMA ENERGY IS PART OF THE SOLUTION

At Puma Energy, we’re taking action and actively encourage and support governments to do the same.

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