[icon name=”link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Research Paper by Marcel Kohler, Economic Research South Africa, August 2016
Summary: The paper set out to analyse the economic feasibility of producing bioethanol from sugar based on the industry’s efforts to diversify its product market base. The promotion of commercial bioethanol production in South Africa is seen not only as an opportunity to support the long-term financial survival of the country’s sugar industry but also as an opportunity to promote social development within the country. The results of this study suggest that the South African sugar sector has the potential to provide enormous promise in the development of the country’s biofuels market. The key constraint to the country’s commercial production of bioethanol is, however, the national regulatory environment.
An Economic Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Sugar Cane: The Case of South Africa, is a paper that looks at the destabilising economic impact of South Africa’s dependence on imported crude oil as a key motivation behind the country’s drive to develop a biofuel industry. By Marcel Kohler.