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Launch of a ground breaking US$4.22 Million waste-to-energy project

02 February 2017

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will launch a US$ 4.22 million worth waste-to-energy project in Pretoria tomorrow, Friday 03 February 2017.

Titled “Promoting organic waste-to-energy and other low-carbon technologies in small and medium and micro-scale enterprises (SMMEs): Accelerating biogas market development,” the project aims to promote and accelerate the adoption of biogas as a complementary energy source to contribute to the South African energy mix as one of the renewable energy resources.

The project was conceived soon after South Africa hosted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventeenth Conference of Parties (COP 17), in 2011. It is funded by the GEF with technical support from UNIDO as the implementing agency.

The project will be implemented over a period of four years (2017 to 2020), with a focus on amongst others,  promoting investment in waste to energy; demonstration of feasibility and commercial viability of waste-to-energy technologies; strengthening of the market environment for biogas strengthened and development of  regulatory framework for grid-connected small to medium scale waste-to-energy projects.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the launch as per the details below:

Date: 03 February 2017

Time: 09:00

Venue: Protea Hotel in Hatfield, Pretoria

To RSVP, contact:

Ernest Mulibana
Cell: 082 263 7372 /
E-mail: EMulibana@environment.gov.za

Bonina Makhuvha
Tel: 012 399 8646 /
Cell: 079 6615858
E-mail: BMakhuvha@environment.gov.za

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871