AFRICA’S FIRST WASTE-TO-GAS PLANT OPENS IN CAPE TOWN

by | Jan 26, 2017 | Climate Change, Green Building, Pollution, Recycling | 0 comments

CAPE TOWN – Africa’s first waste-to-gas plant has been launched in Cape Town.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille attended the launch of the New Horizon Energy Plant on Wednesday morning.

The New Horizon Energy plant will convert everyday household refuse from homes across the metro into biogas, recyclables and carbon dioxide.

The well-known gas company Afrox will be responsible for distributing the final products to the public.

Zille’s spokesperson Michael Mpofu says it will enable users to buy energy at a cheaper rate.

“Every single household waste you can think of, this new plant will be able to recycle. From organic waste to recyclables and non-recyclables, there’ll be an option to utilise the plant for the manufacturing of gas.”

He adds that more plants are in the pipeline throughout the province.

“The Western Cape government through its entity Green Cape is working with other municipalities to try and utilise our waste in seeing how we can reproduce energy in more efficient ways.”

Read full story and view pictures: EWN

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