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Sunchem, Project Solaris Case Study Published

Download RSB’s case study about Certified Operator, Sunchem and Project Solaris. Read about how this project is making a difference in the Limpopo Province in South Africa, both environmentally with at least 50% GHG emissions savings, and socially with improving smallholder livelihoods.

Background Information on RSB’s Work in South Africa

In South Africa, RSB partnered with Sunchem SA and SkyNRG who developed a novel energy tobacco crop called “Solaris”. Solaris is a traditionally cross-bred variety of tobacco that contains no nicotine, has high seed and limited leaf production compared to traditional tobacco. These normally undesirable traits make Solaris an ideal feedstock for biofuel production.

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