Sasol and Origin Energy form JV for coal bed methane exploration in Botswana

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Sasol recently signed a joint venture agreement with Australia-based Origin Energy Limited for the purposes of exploring for coal bed methane (CBM) in Botswana. The partners say that discovery of large volumes of CBM in Botswana could be used to generate power and liquid fuels in southern Africa. Kubu” means hippopotamus in Setswana, the language of the people of Botswana. The transaction is subject to final approval by the Botswana government.

UMTRI study shows wide global variability in GHG emissions from operating an EV

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L/100 km) for a BEV; on the other extreme are Botswana and Gibraltar (which generate 100% of their electricity from coal and oil), each with 29.0 A team at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) study has assessed the relative amounts of greenhouse-gas emissions from driving a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) compared with greenhouse-gas emissions from driving a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle in different countries of the world.

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