Towards a SADC Fuel Ethanol Market from Sugarcane: Regulatory Constraints and a Model for Regional Sectoral Integration 

Paper: The size of the domestic fuels market and the prohibitive cost of building refineries to refine crude oil into transportation fuels mean that the bulk of the SADC states, with few exceptions, rely entirely on imported fuels. Given the varying stages of economic development in the region, any solution must as a prerequisite be cost-effective in terms of production and distribution; based on proven, off the shelf technology and must utilise existing infrastructure as far as possible. The development of renewable fuels and a regional market for such fuels is therefore a more feasible option.

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