President launches SA’s green tech hub

The Atlantis special economic zone (SEZ) is a 124.5-hectare area designated for the establishment of a green technology hub in the Western Cape, focused on green tech, alternative waste management, energy-efficient technology and alternative building materials. “The Atlantis Zone has already attracted four large green tech investors, which are fully operational,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa, who officially launched the Atlantis Special Economic Zone in early … Continue reading President launches SA’s green tech hub

Coffee beans to biofuels

A multi-million rand coffee-waste-to-biofuels plant is being built by South African recycling company Verda Waste. Based in Johannesburg, the plant is scheduled to be up and running by mid-2019. The industrial plant aims to recycle 17 million kilograms/year of waste coffee grounds into 1.8 million litres/year of biodiesel and 4.5 million kilograms/year of biomass pellets and fire logs, explains Verda Waste MD Fischer Khambule. The … Continue reading Coffee beans to biofuels