New SANEDI report on alternative fuels reveals the economic and practical potential of compressed biogas (CBG)
  Jun 21, 2016     News, South Africa, biogas, Report, SANEDI

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) have published a report that considers the potential for biogas as an alternative transport fuel in South Africa. 

Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) government the report finds the CBG as a transport fuel in market in South Africa is in its infancy, the biogas market is likely to rise and evolve quickly. The biogas sources inventory reveals three million Nm3 of raw biogas per day can be found in the sugar and municipal solid waste (MSW) sectors located near South Africa’s urbanised centres and an emerging CBG industry could support the large-scale uptake of CNG and CBGpowered vehicles. 

The report recommends interaction and constructive collaboration between the private and public sector is essential for unlocking the full potential of biogas for transport in South Africa.

Further information about the report is available here