The project concerns the development, construction, and operations, of a pipeline of waste to energy plants in South Africa.
Our Development Partner
USD 5.7 million
Development Fund Contracted
USD 13.0 million
Forecast Construction Funding
Estimated Project Impact
39.6 MW additional capacity
219,853 tCO2eq/year emissions avoided
300-400 Construction jobs
64 Permanent Jobs
262 GWH/year electricity supply
Bio2Watt Ltd is the leading industrial-scale biogas waste-to-energy company in South Africa. The Firm developed and operates the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant (BPP), the first industrial-scale waste-to-energy facility in Africa. CI2 is participating in the development of the Bio2Watt waste-to-energy pipeline.
The biogas plants will provide treatment of waste, which in turn supplies power and hot water.
Environmental & Social Category
The first of the Bio2Watt projects, the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant (BBP), has been classified as Category B in accordance with CI2’s E&S risk categorisation, which is equivalent to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) E&S risk category B. The remaining assets in the project pipeline are in development and may be assigned a different rating on a case-by-case basis.
Adverse E&S impacts associated with the BBP project are limited and site-specific, and effective mitigation measures in line with international standards are available. IFC Performance Standards (PS) 1-4 are applicable, and the key E&S impacts and risks relate to occupational health and safety, third-party labour and working conditions (including in the supply chain), and sustainable water use and waste management.
An environmental and social management system (ESMS) is being implemented for the BBP project, and the development of an ESMS at holding company level is underway. This includes requirements for E&S risk and impact assessment and the development of a project-specific ESMS for each of the remaining pipeline assets under development.
Our Funding Objective
- Reduction of GHGs, specifically Methane which is emitted through dumping of MSW in landfills
- Displaced fossil fuel usage through the utilisation of electricity produced by the WtE plant
- Reduction in Landfill leachate, Landfill leachate is a potentially polluting liquid which may cause harmful effects on the groundwater and surface water that surround a landfill site
- Thailand’s INDCs and Climate Change Master Plan 2015-2050 specifically references Waste to Energy thus meeting a Rio Marker score of 2