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.