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Workshop recording: Identifying financing options for biogas projects in South Africa

Duration: 3 hours

DiBiCoo hosts its second workshop in South Africa, in partnership with Greencape.

The core aim of the Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) project is to prepare markets in emerging countries for the uptake of sustainable biogas technologies and projects.

Dibicoo recently hosted a first workshop that delved into local markets and frameworks for biogas projects in SA. Subsequently, this second stakeholders workshop explores financing and digital opportunities.

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Increased interest by businesses to explore and use biogas and other bioenergy technologies to secure and reduce energy demand, improve water efficiency and reduce and beneficiate waste streams all mean an increasing need to establish financing mechanisms to support these projects.

However, a majority of potential stakeholders in South Africa do not know where and when to look for funding for biogas projects. In addition, they are also often discouraged because their timing may be wrong or they approach the wrong funder.

This information dissemination-based local stakeholder’s workshop delivers useful and practical insights and lessons from the financial industry. It includes a presentation of DiBiCoo’s Identifying of financing options for biogas projects report for South Africa.

GreenCape also hosts a plenary discussion on the current financing landscape in South Africa and its impact on the biogas sector.


  • Raldo Kruger, Senior Analyst: Water Desk, GreenCape
  • Dr Timothy Afful-Koomson, Chief Climate Finance Officer, AfDB
  • Jason Gifford, Chairman, Southern African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA)
  • Jack Radmore, Energy Programme Manager, GreenCape
  • Yaseen Salie, Bio-energy Analyst, GreenCape
  • Mandisa Mkhize, Energy and Utility Sector Analyst, GreenCape
Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a Content Specialist for ESI Africa.