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 Bio2Watt projects have been classified as Category B in the case of the BBP expansion project, and B+ in the case of the greenfield Cape Dairy Project (in accordance with CI1’s risk categorisation), which is equivalent to International Finance Corporation (IFC) Category B. E&S impacts are limited and effective mitigation measures in line with international standards are available. IFC Performance Standards (PS) 1-4 are applicable, and 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. The Bio2Watt projects are developed according to an environmental and social management system (ESMS) that sets requirements for E&S risk and impact assessment for each project, as well as the development and implementation of project-specific ESMSs for the construction and operation of each project.
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
- South Africa’s National Waste Management Strategy is aligned with its National Climate Change Response Policy and provides mechanisms for reducing GHG emissions from solid waste and wastewater treatment, including by promoting the development of waste-to-energy solutions.