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 […]
The National Research Foundation has awarded the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI): Biofuels and Other Clean Alternative Fuels to prof. WH (Emile) van Zyl at the Department of Microbiology, StellenboschUniversity. The Research Chair focuses on the development of technologies for commercial production of secondgeneration bio-energy from lignocellulosic biomass […]
The United States is now ready to take second generation biofuel technologies, such as cellulosic ethanol production, to the market on the same scale and level as the Brazilian model, Dr James McMillian from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced Tuesday during the second day of the 20thInternational Symposium on Alcohol Fuels in […]
While NEPAD’s bioenergy policy is geared towards the increased use of renewable energy and the development of mega energy infrastructure for the African continent, Africa cannot afford development models where growth is not synonymous with economic inclusivity.
Dr Sergio Trindade, president of SE²T International, is internationally regarded as an expert on sustainable development and biofuels. […]
The ISAF 2013 meeting will take place on 25 – 27 March 2013 at Spier Estate, located between Stellenbosch and Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting will be held on the back of the ISAF Taskgroup 39 (Biofuels) Technical Meeting on 24 March 2013 and provides the […]
The consensus is that bioenergy production in Africa could not only provide a sustainable modern alternative to traditional sources of energy such as firewood, but could also strengthen food security, combat deforestation and reduce health risks for local communities.
This is the opinion of biofuels expert and microbiologist, Prof Emile van Zyl, after a two-day […]
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 […]
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.
Applications for the postgraduate programme – for registration in July 2011 or January 2012 – are invited from HonsBSc, BEng or MTech (for Master’s programmes) and MSc, MScEng or DTech graduates (for Doctoral programmes) in fields related to Microbiology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering. Postdoctoral candidates with experience in process modelling and economic & lifecycle analyses […]
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.
- World experts to discuss biobased economy
- Post-Graduate Programme in Biofuels
- PhD Student Winschau Fayghan van Zyl Wins Best Poster Award @ the 9th Biotechnology Congress of America
- MSc student Steffi Davison tutoring primary school learners at Lynedoch Primary School
- Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Solar Pasteurization Treatment Systems in Enkanini Informal Settlement (Stellenbosch)