Charity claims biofuel ‘land grab’ has left thousands hungry in Sierra Leone

A Swiss biofuels firm has been accused of leaving thousands hungry in Sierra Leone – one of Africa’s poorest countries – by the charity ActionAid. But Addax Bioenergy has stringently rebuffed the criticism in an open letter to ActionAid and has described the report as “flawed in many respects”. Addax will soon begin the first commercial shipping […]

Nice package! Tetra Pak trials cartons from sugar cane

Packaging firm Tetra Pak is developing cartons from Brazilian sugar cane. From 2014 it will trial a bio-based plastic made with sugar cane for all Tetra Pak packages made in its Brazilian factories. Up to 13 billion cartons will be made using the plastic, a low density polyethylene (LDPE), which comes from ethylene produced with […]