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Dr Gary Dugmore participated in the Aviation Biofuels Multi-partner workshop, organized by the Department of Public Enterprises, which took place on 27 and 28 September 2012 in Pretoria.

There were various breakaway sessions which focused on the following questions:

  • Are biofuels a viable proposition in principle and to our region?
  • What are the lessons learned in biofuel projects globally?
  • What are the biofuel technology trends? How do these trends relate to our context?
  • What are the recognized alternative offsets mechanisms and carbon politics we should be aware of?
  • What are the carbon policies we should be exploring and carbon credit mechanisms?
  • What is the biofuel potential in SADC?
  • What are the possibilities for international collaboration? Both on trending and technology?
  • What are the key ingredients for successful biofuel projects?
  • What are the economics of biofuel externalities?

Dr Gary Dugmore