Mabele Fuels is a unique cooperation between, historically disadvantaged individuals and specialists in the clean energy market. After the exclusion of the use of maize for ethanol production in the
Biofuels Industrial Strategy (December 2007), the shareholders and its empowerment partners, shared an alternative vision for the Company, being the use of grain sorghum as a feedstock crop for the production of bio-ethanol.
Mabele Fuels has undertaken a detailed area analysis and is implementing an emerging farmer development programme in conjunction with their primary procurement partner, Noble Group who will also act as guarantor of feedstock supply to the plant. The South African Government has shown strong support for biofuels through the publication of the Draft Regulations regarding the mandatory blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel. A biofuels strategy is an integral part of the South African governments’ Accelerated and Shared Growth and Investment program (ASGISA).