Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant Pty Ltd

  • Active: Active
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: South Africa
  • Sector: Energy - bio
  • Year: 2011
  • Domicile: South Africa
  • Instrument: Equity
  • Commitment (MNOK) as of 30.09.2018: 21.8
  • Original Commitment (MNOK): 22.3

bio2watt

Bio2Watt is the first commercially viable biogas from organic waste project in South Africa.

From manure to electricity

The production of methane and carbon dioxide is a natural consequence of the degradation of organic waste. In this plant, the process is accelerated and the methane is captured and used to generate electricity using gas engines. The technology is established and commercially proven with many biogas plants operating in Asia, Europe and the Americas.The generation capacity of the biogas plant is 4.2 MW, providing an estimated 35 GWh of energy per year.

The Project is located in Bronkhorstspruit - a 40 minute drive from Johannesburg - on the premises of one of South Africa’s largest cattle feedlots (Beefcor) and an agricultural stronghold in the Gauteng province. The location provides the project with proximity to key feedstock supply, grid access and sufficient water.

The project was constructed by the South-African construction and engineering company Bosch Projects. The Danish company ComBigaS supplied the biogas technology. 

The power is being sold to a nearby BMW factory under a 10-year power purchase agreement (“PPA”).

Below you can see a short CNN video about the plant.

bio2watt

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/video/south-africa-is-turning-cow-waste-into-energy/vi-BBGKUYV

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