Partners to revive South African biomass pellet operation

November 25, 2020 |

In South Africa, Partners for Innovation (Netherlands), Hive Energy (United Kingdom), iLive Sustainable Development (South Africa) have joined forces to establish Coega Biomass Centre. 

The company, funded by Hive Energy has taken over and will restore the existing non-operational plant to produce high quality wood pellets using biomass residues, non-indigenous forest and destructive invasive vegetation, restoring indigenous vegetation, improving water supplies and providing cleaner burning fuel to replace dirty coal, charcoal and anthracite.

The new venture aims to illustrate the viability of the parties’ innovative approach to establishing sustainable biomass supply chains with a positive impact to the environment that unlocks more end- uses for the global market.

Coega Biomass Centre will undertake a full refurbishment of the Biomass plant, which is expected to take 9 months, and thereafter develop production capacity to eventually produce as much as 120,000 tons of white pellets annually.

An estimated 200,000 tons of equivalent coal CO2 per annum could be offset with biomass pellets produced by Coega Biomass Centre.

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