“The Schedule 2 amendments will address the constraints related to licensing potentially hundreds of thousands of rooftop PV systems, biogas and other small-scale embedded generators smaller than 1 MW, and unlock investment in that space,” Radebe told delegates.
The widespread adoption of biogas as a reliable alternative energy source seems like a nobrainer. Capturing energy rich methane produced from decaying materials is a proven technology yet its adoption as part of the renewable energy mix appears to have been overshadowed by wind and solar.
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From blood and guts to biogas: ibert’s green energy
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A food-to-electricity plant in England is just one in a string of local efforts to make waste less wasteful
— Read on www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-anaerobic-digestion-becoming-next-big-renewable-energy-source-180960992/
Digestate holds many advantages
Researchers at the ARC-AE are going to great lengths to develop and promote crop cultivation and healthy soil properties using digestate. Any anaerobic digestion creates an end product called ‘digestate’, which will typically constitute 90-95% of the unconverted feedstock material. The anaerobic digestate makes an excellent renewable (green) fertiliser, with better characteristics than organic compost.
Integrated field experiments were recently conducted at various sites to ascertain digestate’s effects in comparison with chemical fertiliser on agricultural crops’ yield and profitability.
Crop yields were higher for plants grown with digestate compared to other fertiliser treatments. In addition, our analysis showed that the highest gross return was obtained from crops treated with biofertilisers. However, application of synthetic fertiliser in combination with biofertiliser can potentially increase crop yields and the subsequent economic return.
Our natural scientists, engineers and agricultural economists are working hard towards the establishment of protocols and mechanisms for end users. Some of the vital information an end user needs to know about are the following: storage, spreading strategy, application rate, properties of digestate and crop type, and time of application. – Dr Idan Chiyanzu, ARC-Agricultural Engineering
Mini-grids are a decentralized and renewable solution, generating and distributing power at the point of consumption.
— Read on www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/1-billion-people-lack-electricity-solution-mini-grid-iea
Small Farmer Unit is a off grid system
It is operating and using all organics from the farm.
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Jozi steps up efforts to curb pollution
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After we separate the waste we can use the organic for energy production. Waste to Energy is the cheapest and environmental friendliest way to keep our country save and healthy.