Category archives for: Coal

Egypt to build world’s biggest clean-coal plant

Pyramid Cartoon by CAJ News Africa cartoonist

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – AS ports go, even sailors could struggle to find Hamrawein on the map. This town on the Red Sea, 600 kilometres south-east of Cairo is dwarfed by other harbours on the route to Suez, but all that will change over the next six years as […]

SADC rail revival spurs intra-Africa trade

South African Heavy Haul Association

by GIFT NDOLWANE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER years lying derelict owing to a snub by some governments in the region, the railway sector has bounced back as a key component of promoting intra-African trade, particularly in the Southern region. The region has taken a lead in intra-continental trade, hence there is excitement at the […]

World at risk of a blackout

blackout

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IT could bring devastation on a scale greater than war and close to a nuclear attack. And Africa, India and developed countries like the United States of America (USA) and Germany are all in peril. These are findings from the recent release of data on “energy risk” and […]

Africa powers ahead of US on clean coal

In the clean coal lab

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THIS week, experts in Washington praised a little-known laboratory in Johannesburg (South Africa) that has pioneered ways of burning coal with less emission. Professor Rosemary Falcon heads the Clean Coal Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits. There, she leads a team of chemists, engineers and […]

Rise of smart power in Africa transforms energy sector

Kieran Whyte, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS believe Africa has the potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation. Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes […]

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