Cape Town to get clean energy plant

Final construction has begun on a new waste-to-energy plant at Athlone, Cape Town in South Africa. Once complete the plant, which is being constructed by Clean Energy Africa’s New Horizons business, will handle over 500 tonnes of municipal waste each year. The plant will produce bio-CO2, biomethane, digestate and refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

“When fully functional, the New Horizons Athlone facility expects to divert up to 90% of the received waste away from landfill in this first of its kind, large scale waste-to-energy plant,” said Egmont Ottermann, CEO of New Horizons Waste-to-Energy.