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Waste-To-Energy Technologies Summit
23/08/2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM UTC+0R3,350
WASTE: An alternative to energy?
Technology process, challenges, solution and the treatment technologies for organic waste and its economics development.
The state of South Africa’s electricity system was in dire straits losing almost half of its available capacity plunging the country into stage-load-shedding. Experts expect the situation to get worse come winter, despite the government’s confidence that the power grid is sufficiently stable. The actual amount of electricity that can be provided to the grid – can vary from day to day.
South Africa’s energy crisis requires a sustainable, diverse energy-mix. Waste is an alternative for energy.
The waste-to-energy process, can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, organic waste, sewage, green waste or food waste and waste water.
Waste management is a critical issue for most African cities as a result of the huge generation of mountains of waste stemming from increases in urban populations over the last few decades, coupled with access to consumer goods by a fast-growing middle class. And waste generation is expected to increase rapidly in the future. City authorities are therefore faced with the challenge of managing urban waste with limited resources at their disposal.
Therefore, the aim of this summit is to discuss how waste or solid waste can therefore be used as an alternative to energy and the technology process for the benefit of South Africans. There are enormous economic advantages of converting waste-to-energy.