The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved US$990 000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The project will enable further diversification of South Africa’s power generation mix away from coal dominance by adding renewable energy generation from biomass.
It is expected to deliver economic empowerment and boost the socio-economic development of the Harding community. The project’s source of biomass is agricultural, forestry and timber processing waste which, coupled with gasification technology, presents significant CO2 emission reduction benefits. – Timber.co.za