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Propagation of biogas projects limited by waste management practices, legislation

The underdeveloped biogas market in South Africa can largely be attributed to the country’s historical waste management policy and an absence of regulatory incentives, both of which have driven capital costs for biogas projects to upwards of R30-million per megawatt, the Biogas National Conference heard on Wednesday.

Green economy agency GreenCape waste economy sector manager Gracia Mungaga told delegates that South Africa had experienced limited market penetration for biogas, with some 300 projects currently under development or in operation around the country.

“This is in stark contrast to countries such as Germany, where 1 000 commercial The underdeveloped biogas market in South Africa can largely be attributed to the country’s historical waste management policy and an absence of regulatory incentives, both of which have driven capital costs for biogas projects to upwards of R30-million per megawatt, the Biogas National Conference heard on Wednesday. Read on Engineering News >

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