Bioeconomy: Related resources


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, develops mutually profitable links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that under-utilised resources such as energy and water, and/or... Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, develops mutually profitable links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that under-utilised resources such as energy and water, and/or... Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has released a new case study which focuses on the reuse of builders rubble from an old berm (raised barrier) in Hermanus. Read more


In response to business interest and requests for information, GreenCape has developed a report on the business case for biogas from solid wastes in the Western Cape. Read more


By separating food or organic waste from your business’ general waste stream, you can save on logistics and landfilling costs, operate more sustainably and comply with new waste management regulations... Read more


GreenCape, with assistance from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, has developed interactive maps indicating the location and abattoir throughput for red meat, poultry and ostriches in the Western Cape. Read more


Building on the momentum gained from recent workshops to consider value addition from organic residues in fruit & vegetable value chains and livestock value-chains, GreenCape has developed three reports highlighting... Read more


Working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) we have published a technical report on Industrial scale solar heat in South Africa. Read more


The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. Read more


GreenCape won three Ecologic Awards at the annual Ecologic Awards ceremony held at the CSIR International Conference Centre in Pretoria last night. Read more


GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more


Bioenergy for business has produced an excel based tool to help consider the economic prefeasibility of biomass heating systems, enabling a general comparison fossil fuel heating systems and discounted cash... Read more


On May 30th GreenCape launched it's Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year - the first of it's kind for the organisation. Read more


Around 7000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. Read more


On 9 May 2017, GreenCape hosted a special water briefing session arranged by the City of Cape Town (CoCT) for industrial and commercial water users in the City. Read more


As part of GreenCape’s bioeconomy work a joint workshop with Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence from the University of York and the Chemistry Department from the University of Cape Town... Read more


This paper discusses the opportunities and barriers to effect a shift from a waste management mindset for organics to a sustainable resource use mindset, in order to drive the development... Read more


This report constitutes part of the Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project. It forms part of the bottom-up 'resource needs' component of the project with the explicit aim of updating and... Read more


This report forms part of the Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project of GreenCape. The goal of the RRFM is to provide strategic analysis of the provincial economy to identify... Read more


The goal of the RRFM project is to provide a strategic analysis of the provincial economy and identify possible resource constraints that may limit the competitiveness and resource productivity of... Read more


This report represents the top down macro-economic approach that aims to help inform and focus the more detailed bottom up work.The macro-economic analysis in this report made use of a... Read more


GreenCape's work in the bioeconomy to achieve sustainable utilisation of the Western Cape’s bio-based resources

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This report outlines the work undertaken as part of the Biofuels Programme during 2013-2014, which included the development of a bioethanol fleet transport business case.

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What is the business case for biofuels from waste in the Western Cape region, and sustainable bioethanol for heavy duty transport in other parts of South Africa? Read more


Evaluate alternative biofuel production options, identifying preferred and credible options based on a multi-criteria analysis approach. Read more


This report considered the impact of process technology selection for triticale-ethanol production on the conversion efficiency, economics and environmental benefits (with greenhouse gas emissions used as a proxy) derived from... Read more


The Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project aimed to provide a strategic analysis of the provincial economy and identify key intervention points for improvements in resource productivity. Read more


Through this project, GreenCape promoted investments in green technologies, processes and systems in the Western Cape. Our overall goals were to unlock the potential of bio-based resources and to 'green' agricultural value chains.

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Solar PV on packhouses: GreenCape business case demonstrates 15% saving in electricity costs

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