Municipal Brief: The opportunity for waste-to-energy in Cape Town and the Western Cape
  May 16, 2022     News, Library, Document, biogas, biowaste, biofuels, Industry Brief, Bioeconomy, Bioenergy

GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has publsihed an industry brief looking at the opportunity for waste-to-energy (WtE) in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

WtE technologies have the potential to address two key challenges in the South African context; landfill airspace shortages and energy security and tariff challenges.

The opportunity for WtE technologies is dependent on securing a suitable feedstock and selecting the most suitable utilisation pathway that provides viable revenue options.

In South Africa, WtE technology business cases are not viable as solely energy based solutions, and they face legislative and contextual challenges in securing feedstock.

However, in Cape Town and elsewhere in the Western Cape, it has been demonstrated that there are suitable potential feedstocks and off take clients for waste-toenergy projects.

It is critical to the viability of the WtE technology business case that it identifies feedstocks from problem waste streams that are still disposed of to landfill.

To access the full brief, click here.