Bosch Holdings is proud to announce the commencement of a unique biowaste to energy project in Bronkhorstspruit district, Gauteng. The project is the first of its kind in South Africa and sees the conversion of agricultural waste to electricity for distribution to industry for green manufacturing.
The project developer, Bio2Watt, contracted Bosch Projects as its technology partner for the design and construction of the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant and Bosch Munitech for the commissioning and on-going operation and maintenance of the facility. Bosch Projects’ innovative technological solution, which utilises ComBigaS’ unique biogas technology, proved to be instrumental to the feasibility of the project.
The 4MW plant is designed to digest multiple agricultural waste streams including cattle manure, food processing plant waste and abattoir waste to produce methane gas, which is then converted to electricity via gas engines. Construction will commence in May 2014, with commissioning in January 2015.
Bosch Holdings has also contributed to project feasibility by taking equity in the project.
Bosch Holdings Chief Executive, Mike Gibbon, has for the group acknowledged the significance of the project, “this groundbreaking project is very exciting and demonstrates our ability to provide multifaceted solutions extending from design, construction, operation and maintenance to financial investment.”