30 May 2012

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Britain is placing Europe’s biggest bet on biomass as an alternative to polluting oil and coal and expensive gas, but reliance on imports could challenge the plan’s low-carbon credentials and Britain’s energy security. Burning wood, sunflower husks or animal faeces offers steady so-called “baseload” power, giving biomass an advantage over […]

14 May 2012

(Published May 11th 2012 – ADDIS ABABA – Reuters) – Ivory Coast agro-industry group Sifca is looking to set up rubber and palm oil plantations in central Africa to boost output and is also eyeingrice production at home, the company’s chairman said on Friday Sifca, one of the biggest companies in the West African country, is part-owned by Singapore’s Olam International and […]