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Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline

In Energy Efficiency Tagged in Biogas, Local Government, Municipalities, Skills

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline

About: The Anaerobic Digestion Guideline is a practical guideline for wastewater practitioners and managers involved in the planning, design, operation, maintenance and management of WWTW. The guideline is based on the premise of the American “Capable Plant” concept which demonstrates a holistic management process for the beneficial use of biosolids and biogas naturally generated during the anaerobic digestion process. The Guideline will form the basis of a series of training and capacity building events for municipalities offered through WISA.

Disclaimer: The use of the Guideline is restricted to private use and may not be used for income generation purposes. Should any content be cited from the guideline, kindly acknowledge the authors and GIZ as publisher. The content of the guideline has been compiled by subject matter experts, peer reviewed by sector experts and tested during three pilot training sessions in municipalities. Although every effort has been taken to ensure the correctness of the content, GIZ-SAGEN, the authors and peer reviewers are not liable for any damages caused by the use of the content of the Guideline.

Author: WaterGroup Holdings

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study _ Kingstonvale.pdf

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Mbombela's waste water treatment works facility, Kingstonvale. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study_Zeekoegat.pdf

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Tshwane's waste water treatment works facility, Zeekoegat. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas

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GIZ_Ibert, 2017, Biogas Utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory, Case Study.pdf.pdf

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study

This case study documents the business model for the ibert biogas plant at Zandam Cheese Factory, Western Cape.

Authors: SAGEN & Ibert

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas

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GIZ_ARC, 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa

The study aims to obtain a high level estimation of the biogas potential from the anaerobic digestion of agro-waste in South Africa. The 3 broad categories of ago-waste sectors that were examined for the purpose of this study included the livestock sector; meat processing sector and agro-industrial sector.


Author: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Biogas Technology Matrix Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas

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GIZ_AD Solutions, 2016, Biogas Technology Matrix.pdf.pdf

Biogas Technology Matrix

The aim of the review is to provide an overview of the different kinds of biogas applications focusing on the South African context. The report also mentions the typical substrates/feedstocks associated with each technology and conditions for its utilisation. Upgrading technologies for the cleaning of biogas is also included.


Author: AD Solutions

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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GIZ_WEC 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa

South African wastewater treatment works (WWTW) have a high savings potential on their electricity bill through the generation of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of sludge for their own consumption. The objective of this study was to review the potential of all municipal WWTW larger than 10ML/day for a biogas and CHP project.


Author: WEC Projects

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Skills

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GIZ_AltGen, 2016, Skills Needs and Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa

One of the key aspects in developing a biogas market in South Africa and understanding the full potential of the technology is unpacking the specific skill-sets required and job potential that the biogas industry holds. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore in detail the employment potential from biogas along the main phases of a typical biogas project, as well as 4 categories of project sizes. The study also looked at the various skills and levels thereof needed for each project phase.

Author: AltGen Consulting