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UNIDO South Africa

Project status: ongoing

Production of Biogas Guidelines for the South African Market

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is currently collaborating with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other entities in a project named “Promoting organic waste-to-energy and other low carbon technologies in small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) scale: Accelerating biogas market development in South Africa”.

The project aims at promoting market-based biogas technologies in medium, small and micro-sized enterprises in South Africa in connection with the country’s drive to promote the development of the renewable energy and green economy sectors.

One of the main challenges for the development of the biogas sector in South Africa is the lack of knowledge as well as decision making tools for commercial stakeholders. This project aims at providing solutions by developing such tools, such as a biogas technology project guide, a simple biogas potential assessment tool and a biogas project operation manual.

Within this project, the German Biogas Association is cooperating with Anaergia in developing these tools, which will be available by mid-2018.