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Compressed natural gas (CNG)

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by Koba, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. K

    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    Hii news ni very interesting na Datas zinaonyesha tukiwa serious na CNG(compressed natural gas) tutakuwa tumejisaidia sana kiuchumi,bei ya CNG ni 45% less compared to imported oil,CNG ni ya kwetu na inapatikana Tanzania kwa wingi sana,kubadili gari kwenda from oil to CNG ni less than a million...kwa nini madaladala,wasafirishaji mikoani,magari ya serikali yasi take advantage ya hii kitu kuliko kuendelea kutumia imported oil ambayo ni chafu & very expensive? kukata cost kwa 45% KWA WATU WA DALADALA/yeyote najua is like a dream kwa mfanyabiashara yeyote lakini mbona kimya? anyway may be sijaelewa kitu lakini seems hii issue ya CNG inaweza kusaidia kupunguza umaskini...serikali iko wapi kusukuma hii kitu na kutoa incetive/education watu wajump kwenye hii kitu



    Tanzania sees 300 cars on natural gas

    REUTERS
    Dar es Salaam

    TANZANIA plans to have about 300 cars running on a hybrid of petrol and compressed natural gas in Dar es Salaam by March next year, a senior government petroleum official said yesterday.

    It also plans to build three gas filling stations in the same period.

    Tanzania has proven natural gas deposits of about 3.3 trillion cubic feet and is trying to use it to blunt the effects of high international fuel prices.

    ’’From January to March, we will have built three natural gas filling stations,’’ Joyce Kisamo, senior principal researcher at state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), told Reuters in an interview.

    ’’We had targeted 200 customers, but up to now we have 300 customers interested in adapting their vehicles to use compressed natural gas and petrol.’’

    Kisamo added that now there were only three vehicles in Tanzania that could run on compressed natural gas and petrol.

    Tanzania has so far discovered natural gas in four areas. Two - Songo Songo Island off the eastern coast and Mnazi Bay in the south east - have gone into commercial production.

    It is currently using natural gas to generate electricity and power several industries in Dar es Salaam, including, a brewery, a glass and a cement company.

    Kisamo said that modifying the vehicles would involve fitting them with a conversion kit - available from countries like Argentina, China and India - into their engines and adding a 16 kg compressed gas tank.

    These, along with the accompanying electronic monitors would cost about 1m/- and the cost could rise to about 1.5m/- if one wished to add more than one gas tank.

    Kisamo said that TPDC had calculated that after nine to 12 months, a private car owner would be saving up to 100,000/- in fuel costs.

    She said so far, there were only four technicians in the country that could fit the conversion kits, and TPDC was working to train more.

    Another challenge was that for now all modified cars had to be certified by technicians from the company that made the kit.

    Starting in October TPDC would start directing interested customers to places where they can have their vehicles modified.

    Kisamo said the gas would cost about 45 per cent less than petrol - which now sells for about 1,700/- a litre in Dar es Salaam, adding that a 16 kg natural tank running on a 2040 cc engine can run for about 300 km. ’’We are not re-inventing the wheel. We have seen it working in other countries,’’ Kisamo said as she demonstrated how to fit the conversion kit to a vehicle.
     
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    Sita Sita JF-Expert Member

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    hapo sasa kama mtu ana-akili aende kulobby apate training aanze biashara ya conversion. I believe hao mafundi watakua billionnares in the coming next 5 years.

    I believe ukiweza kuwa na gas fueling station na hiyo conversion knowledge umaskini unauga kabsaaaaa.

    Wale waliosema engineering hailipi bongo wako wapi
     
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    subirini Akina chenge , lowasa na wengineo wataiteka na itakuwa na bei sawa na hiyo petrol, jiulizeni gas imeleta unafuu gani kwenye kuzalisha umeme??? zaidi ya kufungua mianya ya kuzaliwa kwa Richmond.
     
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    Sekab to Invest $300 Million in Ethanol Plant in Tanzania

    By Sarah McGregor

    Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Svensk Etanolkemi AB, a Swedish biofuels company, plans to spend $300 million building a plant to convert sugarcane into ethanol in Tanzania, local managing director Anders Bergfors said.

    The company, known as Sekab is waiting for government permission to plant up to 20,000 hectares (49,420 acres) of sugar cane near Bagamoyo, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Dar es Salaam, Bergfors told reporters today on the sidelines of a conference in Tanzania's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam.

    The proposed plant will produce 100,000 cubic meters of ethanol annually, and could begin operating between 2010 and 2012, he said.

    Global demand for ethanol is rising as countries, including the U.S., try to reduce their dependence on oil whilst curbing emissions. The price of biofuels has also tracked stronger oil prices during the last year because fuel wholesalers use more ethanol when gasoline prices rise.

    Sekab has also applied to develop 200,000 hectares of land in Tanzania's east-central Rufiji district, and another 100,000 hectare plot in neighboring Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province, Bergfors said.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Sarah McGregor in Dar es Salaam via Johannesburg at 1999 or pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

    Last Updated: September 17, 2008 08:02 EDT
     
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