South Africa: U.S. Carbon Capture and Recycling Technology to be Introduced

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A Pretoria-based energy project developer, Swayana (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a grant by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for a feasibility study that will employ innovative U.S. technologies to convert waste gas into a valuable commodity.

The project will support South Africa’s commitment to reduce pollution in energy-intensive manufacturing industries.

Joseph Zinyana, Director of Swayana said, “This project will open up a new low-carbon footprint fuels and chemical industry in South Africa”.

Its potential is huge as the country has many minerals beneficiation plants producing carbon-rich off-gases that need technology to turn them into useful products.

The waste gas, also known as off-gas, will be converted at a plant in Mpumalanga Province in South Africa.

The grant was signed by USTDA’s Acting Director Thomas R. Hardy.

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