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Workshop recording: Digital Global Biogas Cooperation Workshop

Duration: 3 hours 

There is an increasing need for businesses to secure and reduce their energy demand, be more water-efficient and reduce their waste stream.  

Moreover, the need to beneficiate waste streams is growing as landfill bans kick in, droughts become the norm and space for landfills in South Africa dries up. Biogas technologies could be one way for businesses to address these needs. 

 As a South African project partner for the Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) project, Greencape will host a workshop on the current market and legislative framework of the biogas sector in South Africa on Tuesday 29 June. 

The workshop is part of the European Union Horizon 2020 funded Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) project. Attendees will be afforded an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the biogas market landscape and provide feedback and insight on their own experiences related to the content presented. 

The workshop kicks off with a welcome and opening address by Jack Radmore and Yaseen Salie of GreenCape and then goes into: 

  •  DiBiCoo overview, Dr Johannes Anhorn, DiBiCoo coordinator, GIZ and Ann-Kathrin van Laere, DiBiCoo junior project manager, GIZ 
  •  SA biogas context, Alberto Borrelli and Jason Gifford, chairman, South African Biogas Industry Association 
  • SA biogas market barriers, Yaseen Salie, bio-energy analyst, GreenCape

This is followed by simultaneous breakaway sessions:

  • facilitated by Dwight Rosslee, director, Selectra 
  • facilitated by Mandisa Mkhize renewable energy sector desk, GreenCape
  • facilitated by Tawanda Sango, research analyst, GreenCape 

The workshop culminates in:  

  • DiBiCoo online platform presentation, Aleksejs Zacepins, scientific project manager, DiBiCoo Project at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies 
  • Plenary discussion on breakaway sessions with the Q&A session facilitated by Jack Radmore, energy programme manager, GreenCape 

The workshop will be closed by Yaseen Salie explaining the next steps for the South African chapter of DiBiCoo.  

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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a Content Specialist for ESI Africa.