Bioeconomy: Related news and events


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


South Africa is on the brink of adopting a new national plan to handle the estimated 360 000 tonnes of e-waste produced annually. Of that, currently only 25 000 to 35... Read more


The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued the Section 28 Call for Industry Waste Management Plans on 6th December 2017. Read more


PETCO will host workshops around the country to present the PET Sector Waste Management Plan and to obtain feedback and comments from stakeholders. Read more


The Western Cape Government would like to find out more about your business to establish where they can refine Government interventions to assist your business to grow while reducing youth... Read more


GreenCape has been assisting the Dutch with the delivery of two key projects in South Afirca since 2016. Read more


The City of Cape Town, assisted by GreenCape, is inviting people to submit quotes for a conceptual design for the provision of Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) facilities along the Kuilsrivier River Corridor. Read more


The African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), of which GreenCape is a founding member, will be screening a documentary called Closing the Loop. Read more


The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Government of South Africa through the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and private sector partners, is implementing a Global... Read more


Reliance, the leading certified organic compost provider in the Western Cape, and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) have reached a major milestone. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), a free facilitation service to companies, has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018. Read more


Sarebi is looking for entrepreneurs working in water for their Water Enterprise Development Programme. This is applicable to entrepreneurs who are looking for: Read more


The City of Cape Town (CoCT) has begun phase three of their innovative Home Composting Programme, providing free home composting containers to encourage residents to start composting at home. Read more


The Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba is taking place on the 22nd November 2017 at Century City ICC, Cape Town. Read more


Cullinan & Associates are running a workshop on environmental/green business hot topics - specifically those areas with recent legal amendments and important implications for businesses.They are going to cover: impact... Read more


SOLTRAIN is presenting its second specialised course on "solar heat for industrial application".  The course will focus on the analyses of industrial processes, which are suitable for solar integration. Read more


The 5TH Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018) will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. This is the first time SASEC will be coming to South Africa’s... Read more


SAREBI Renewable Energy & ENERGY Efficiency Enterprise Development Programme in association with the City of Cape Town have opened Call III for their Enterprise Development programme. Read more


The City of Cape Town and partners at the ‘Energy, Water and Waste Forum’ (previously the Energy Efficiency Forum) are hosting a Forum meeting and exhibition focussed on the water crisis. Read more


The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK) is inviting farmers, engineers, scientists, project developers, consultants, investors and the financing sector to participate in the third Biogas Training Seminar. 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


Are you a self-motivated, creative and organised bright spark who writes well, learns quickly and is happy to have multiple projects on the go? If so, then this role may... Read more


Wesgro notes US President Donald Trump’s intended withdrawal from the Paris Agreement with regret. 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


As part of international bioeconomy expert, Kees Kwant of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency's visit to the Western Cape a workshop was held on the 9 May 2017 at the Graham... 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


Applications for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of SA (GCIP-SA) are now open and the closing date is 26th April 2017. Read more


Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. Read more


We are proud to announce the publication of GreenCape’s 2017 market intelligence reports, covering key green economy sectors: Read more


Realizing local business opportunities through value-add to fruit and vegetable residues, and wastes. Read more


During Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province address on 17 February 2017, she highlighted numerous green economy successes.  Some of these have been extracted below and will... Read more


The official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro, are inviting stakeholders to participate in its Export Advancement Programme. Read more


The Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosh University will be hosting a half day workshop on Renewable Energy for industrial process heat in the agri-processing sector. 

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The International Center on Renewable Energy – Biogás CIBiogás is organizing an Update Course on Biogas Energies and invites interested participants to apply. 

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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.

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