SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Fuel Versus Food - The Alternative
Presenter: Jannie van Aswegen

While the controversial food for fuel debate has been raging, advances in biotechnology have been exploring the possibility of using waste cellulose material, instead of food crops, to produce what is known as second generation biofuels. Jannie van Aswegen, who has been in the enzyme business for over thirty years, will discuss these developments and what impact they might have on prices and on the food resources of the world. Jannie is a past SAAFoST Council and Northern Branch Committee Member.


30 June 2009 (Tuesday)


3M South Africa, Woodmead - Auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, KelvinDrive, Woodmead. Telephone: 011 806 2000.
Directions: See below.


17:30 for 18:00 - Arrival and welcome
18:00 - 18:15 - Announcements
18:15 - 19:00 - Presentation and discussion
19:00 onwards - Refreshments and dinner

WARNING - prepare for heavy afternoon traffic in this area by setting out 30 minutes earlier


Cost For Dinner: R60-00 per head. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of lecture only is free but booking is essential.


Please book through Zuki Mhlauli - but not later than Friday 26 June please.
Fax: 011-914 3883 or or tel: 011-898 5089

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel
  4. Fax
  5. E-mail
  6. Number of people for lecture only
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture
  8. Indicate whether any vegetarians are staying for dinner

Payment Method

Cash only on the night please.


If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 26 June or preferably, send someone in your place.
Anyone who registers for supper and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.


Directions & Map
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