The project concerns the development, construction, and operations, of a pipeline of waste to energy plants in South Africa.

Our Development Partner

BIO2WATT

We Invest

USD 3.8 million

Development Fund Contracted

USD 52.5 million

Forecast Construction Funding

Estimated Project Impact

~20 MW additional capacity
162,782 tCO2eq/year emissions avoided
680 jobs
196 GWH/year electricity supply

CI2 E&S Rationale

The BIO2WATT project has a daily waste treatment capacity of 1150 m3, and it is estimated to provide 20MW of power. The process involves methane (CH4) gas capture, enabling South Africa to reduce its reliance on grid power generated using coal and fossil fuel.

Funding Objective

Bio2Watt Ltd is the leading industrial-scale biogas waste-to-energy company in South Africa. The Firm developed and operates the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant, 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.

Region

Africa

Country

South Africa

Business Model

WTE

Environmental & Social Category

B

Sector

Sanitation

Why Climate Investor Two Wants to Invest in This Project

  • 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