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Thorny Park Biogas Demonstration Plant (South Africa)

Afrique du Sud

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP)

Titre : Thorny Park Biogas Demonstration Plant (South Africa)

Durée/Date : 12 mois / Date non précisée (en cours en 2019)

Pays : South Africa
Localisation : Northern KwaZulu-Natal

Code projet : SA9089

The project is to create a pilot demonstration biogas plant in a partnership between Sucropower and a sugar cane farmer in the Mandini area, Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The plant will process a feedstock of dedicated Napier Grass and residue sugarcane tops and trash to produce biogas which will be used to generate electricity, fuel and fertilizer to enhance the viability of the sugarcane farming operations as well as create the opportunities for further downstream business opportunities within the local community.

The objective of the project is to prove the technology in a South African context and based on operational data produce a business model which can be rolled out to both small scale and commercial sugarcane growers. The testing of the power plant will produce data which confirms the production of the following outputs : Electricity Hot Water Biogas (for heating and cooking) Biogas vehicle fuel (CNG) NPK Fertilizer Carbon Dioxide

The power project is intended to provide power to adjacent quarry and sand mining operations as well as a planned tea tree oil distillery, as well as to benefit the members of the local community with the creation of jobs and downstream business opportunities. The planned further roll out of similar projects will benefit the small growers and the agriculture industry as a whole by providing reduced operating costs, thereby ensuring sustainability of operations of small growers and assist in reducing the migration of rural communities to urban areas.

Organisation : Planning & Cost Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP)


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