SAREC disappointed in lack of CSP in the IRP2019

SAREC Council Chair Terence Govender says the council was disappointed in the IRP2019 not allocating for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up until 2030.

Biomass deal to make Danone plant carbon neutral

Global food company Danone is investing $25.8m in a biomass project to make its Nutricia spray drying plant in New Zealand carbon neutral by 2021.

11 African brewing sites to become carbon-friendly by 2020

A British multinational alcoholic beverages company has committed £180m in renewable energy resources across its African sites to ensure its breweries are carbon-friendly and energy efficient.

$25m approved for renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa

The AfDB has approved an equity investment of up to $25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund for projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

New kid on the block: elephant grass could take role of...

A Scandinavian clean tech start-up has developed a new fuel technology that could potentially replace oil, natural gas and coal, which will be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Summit.
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SA consortium to create value chains from biomass

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass. The...

Mini-grids: project platform requires $500m investments

A leading platform in connecting private mini-grid developers and investors, Odyssey Energy Solutions, announced on Tuesday that its pipeline has surpassed 550 projects, and...
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Côte d’Ivoire: USTDA bolsters efforts in developing energy infrastructure

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded three grants to the United States to support energy infrastructure development in Côte d’Ivoire. A $996,238...
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S.Africa: 25MW biomass power project achieves financial close

South Africa’s first biomass project under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has reached financial close. The 25MW Ngodwana Energy Biomass Project,...

Rwanda welcomes Africa’s first peat power plant

Rwanda has an abundance of untapped peat deposits below its surface, another resource to add to the energy mix A solution to Rwanda’s dire energy...

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