A biofuels expert from Stellenbosch University, Prof. Emile van Zyl, is one of 24 international experts who will gather at the Dutch Royal Academy’s Netherland Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Leiden this week.
The purpose of the workshop is to define key leverage actions to enable the establishment of a biobased economy in order […]
Profs Emile van Zyl and Leon Dicks are part of a group of 33 professors at Stellenbosch University (SU) that will in future be referred to as Distinguished Professors. Prof Russel Botman, SU Rector and Vice-chancellor, announced the names of the recipients of this title at a meeting of the SU Senate on […]
Here is some feedback from the the NEPAD Bioenergy Symposium recently attended by Prof Emile van Zyl. Leading experts and investors in Bioenergy, as well as public and private sector representatives have been meeting in Johannesburg to explore how the Bioenergy industry can use more of Africa’s own national resources to deliver improved energy and food security.
One exciting […]
Fuel: A rude awakening
Professor Emile van Zyl, Senior Chair of Energy Research: Biofuels at Stellenbosch University, speaking at the Transport World Africa business breakfast held at the Killarney Country Club on 19 April 2012 and hosted by FACE2FACE, an 3S MEDIA interactive forum, gave a frank and […]
Stellenbosch University biofuels expert Prof Emile van Zyl will share his views on the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable biofuel production in Southern Africa at the next Cape Town event in the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) lecture series, to be held on 21 September.
Prof Van Zyl holds the Senior Chair in […]
Professor Emile van Zyl heads the Department of Science and Technology’s senior chair of energy research: biofuels and other clean fuels in the department of microbiology at Stellenbosch University. He is also a member of the Western Cape provincial government’s ministerial board for the green economy. Recent newspaper clippings featuring some words of wisdom by Prof […]
Despite rising food prices and the ongoing food-versus-fuel debate, biofuels are backon the South African agenda – revived by their inclusion in an emerging economicpolicy framework and their perceived potential for rural job creation.
The Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) programme (launched by Department of Science and Technology) aims to ensure a clear, balanced understanding of the scientific principles, related issues and potential of biotechnology and to stimulate public debate around its applications in society.
South Africa has the potential to convert its carbon-based existing industrial refineries into biorefineries, which will benefit the country socially, economically and environmentally. Read more
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