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The potential for electricity generation from Biogas in South Africa
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ECN Policy Studies 16-1-2017
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--17-001 ECN publication
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The Netherlands and South Africa acknowledge the potential of biomass and therefore launched the Biomass Action Plan for Electricity Production (BAPEPSA) in 2014. In this government to government cooperation, South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Department of Energy (DOE) and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs are leading the project in collaboration with Eskom, research institutes and NGOs. As part of BAPEPSA, this study focuses on the biogas potential for electricity generation in South Africa. It is a comprehensive overview of available wet waste streams for energy production. In conclusion, the report contains recommendations to overcome barriers to further develop the biogas market. These recommendations will be a part of the Biomass Action Plan (Main Report) expected to be published early 2017.

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