Workshop on 

Opportunities for Bioenergy in South Africa

Tuesday 4 November 2014, 9:00 - 15:00

ESKOM Megawatt Park, Johannesburg.

 

Workshop rationale and aim

IEA Bioenergy Task 32 and ESKOM jointly organised an expert workshop on the opportunities for bioenergy in South Africa. The workshop aimed at discussing the potential for applying various bioenergy technologies in the South African economy.

 

Time

Lecture / speaker

9:00

Registration and Coffee/Tea

9:30

Welcome and Introduction, Yokesh Singh, Eskom

 

Session I: South African Context for Biomass Utilization

9:40

Biomass Action Plan for electricity generation in South Africa, a bilateral G2G project, Kees Kwant, RVO, Netherlands

10:10

Biomass Availability in South Africa, William Stafford, CSIR

10:40

Coffee / Tea Break

11:00

Municipal Waste to Energy, Thembakazi Mali, SANEDI

11:30

Overview of Biomass Related Activities at Eskom, Yokesh Singh, Eskom

12:00

Lunch Break

 

Session 2: Biomass Co-firing and Combustion Technologies

12:45

Torrefaction, Jaap Koppejan, Procede Biomass BV, Netherlands

13:05

Biomass Cofiring and Full Conversion, Mark Beekes, DNV-GL, Netherlands

13:25

Industrial Biomass Combustion - reached developments and future outlook, Ingwald Obernberger, Graz University of Technology, Austria

13:45

Rural Energy: Improved Charcoal Production and Woodstoves, Michael Temmerman, CRA Gembloux, Belgium

14:05

Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session 3: Discussion

14:20

Opportunities and Barriers for Utilization of Biomass for Electricity Production in South Africa

15:00

Closing

 

Jointly organised with