The African continent is home to many of the fastest developing economies, and is rich in  biomass and waste potential. Many African economies are demanding a stable energy supply to support their rapid development, but at the same time are facing significant environmental and resource challenges. Common practices such as field burning; and the growing problem of municipal solid waste are creating an urgent need for energy solutions which can also address such issues. DP’s cost effective distributed biomass energy solutions are among the best methods of delivering a stable, independent, environmentally responsible and profitable energy business.
By offering some of the world’s most advanced, proven technologies and solutions and utilising our ability to leverage a global supply chain to reduce costs, DP is well positioned to continue to develop successful references in Africa. Our international partners are working with local experts to explore and develop a number of ground breaking projects in Ethiopia, S Africa and throughout sub-Saharan Africa which will serve to establish an economically viable industry for biomass and waste-to-energy solutions in the region. DP recently provided the engineering technology for sub-Saharan Africa’s largest waste to energy plant, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and is delivering a 25MWe biomass plant at Sappi Ngodwana Pulp and Paper Mill in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. 

Project Reference

Project Technology Fuel & water resources PDF Detail
Reppie, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Municipal Solid Waste & RDF
Farmsecure 4 project series, South Africa
Waste Wood Biomass
Sappi Ngodwana, South Africa
Mixed Fuel Biomass
Ngodwana, South Africa
Waste Wood Biomass
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Municipal Solid Waste & RDF