The Department of Energy, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA) Invites you to attend site visits to two biogas facilities as part of their efforts to inform and engage South Africans in conversations around the challenges and opportunities in the biogas industry.
The Domestic sized biogas digester in Muldersdrift Mark Tiepelt, Chairman of SABIA has been running his own domestic size biogas digester on his smallholding in Muldersdrift for the past four years. During this time his home has never purchased any additional fuel for cooking. The digester is fed with the raw sewerage from the property, kitchen waste, and manure from the horse stables in the area.
Transportation and a light lunch will be provided
Please RSVP to:
Tel: 011 480 8528 or 012 4067481
Cell: 071 683 1888
About the site visits
The visits will be led by Mark Tiepelt, Chairman of SABIA. The site visits provide an opportunity to see carbon neutral biogas facilities in action. The process of converting organic waste into electricity and its benefits will be explained to the delegation. The site visits form part of the events leading up to the National Biogas Conference taking place from 30 to 31 October 2013 at the DBSA Vulindlela Academy in Midrand.
The conference, which will bring together local and international experts in the industry as well as policy makers from government, will seek to identify opportunities, barriers and challenges to developing biogas as a renewable energy source. The biogas industry has the potential to create an entire new industry in South Africa with a market potential estimated to be in excess of R10 billion. It therefore has a significant role to play not just in electricity generation but also expanding access to sustainable energy for all, job creation, skills transfer, carbon mitigation as well as local manufacturing in the Rural, Municipal, Agricultural and Commercial sectors.