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Equatorial Guinea awards Contract to American Company Nexant for Methanol-to-Derivatives Plant

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea, in collaboration with the Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), awarded American company Nexant the feasibility study for the construction of a new formaldehyde production plant in Punta Europa. The project is part of the Year of Investment and was previously agreed during a meeting last January between H.E. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Mar

Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems (By Atsuko Toda and Martin Fregene)

Download logoBy Atsuko Toda and Martin Fregene We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems. We are already grappling with a locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa, drought and flood extremes due to climate change and increasing food importation costs  of more than $47 billion in 2019. The converg

Atlantic Methanol Production Company to create a methanol-to-gasoline and derivatives unit to further monetize domestic gas produced in Equatorial Guinea

African Energy Chamber

The Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), which runs one of Africa’s largest methanol plant on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea, has decided to support the ongoing Year of Investment initiative and invest in the expansion and diversification of the country’s downstream sector. This was discussed during a meeting in Malabo this week

Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative

Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative dubbed “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility” is as a critical part of The Merck Foundation Program to address sustainability challenges in the countries of the global south and to empower youth and support their development to make the Sustainability Leaders of tomorrow.

Is waste the future?

Ventures Africa

VA BizHive: Ventures Africa releases the second edition of its business series—Is waste the future?

Ventures Africa (VenturesAfrica.com), an online news platform and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa, has released the second edition of its business series, V

Natural weapons put malaria on notice: eco-friendly insecticides in Eswatini

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini’s lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the matriarch of her household of 11 women and chi

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) supports development of Algeria’s energy sector through two loan facilities to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation worth USD 250 million

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Loans to be used to carry out maintenance works on Sonatrach’s refinery in Italy, its first overseas investment in Europe, and purchase of Aramco crude; Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint.

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U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Advances Petrochemicals Development in Egypt

U.S. Embassy - Cairo

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today awarded a feasibility study grant to the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (Echem), for what will be Egypt’s first polyoxymethylene (POM) plant.  Echem will select an American firm to conduct the study.   
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