Projects

ASSIGNMENTS FROM UNIDO (UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION)

In 2021, Resiliant Circular was awarded a number of projects to investigate potential biogas developments and build business cases.

These projects included a variety of different feedstocks, volumes and opportunities for different output products, including the generation of electricity, biomethane or CO2, across different parts of South Africa. 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FEASIBILITY STUDIES

We recently performed organic waste circular economy feasibility studies for various mines, nature facilities and industrial companies in Southern Africa, to both reduce waste management cost, improve financial and environmental performance as well as reduce their dependence on the grid.

PRACTICAL BIOGAS TRAINING COURSE

The NCPC (National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa), in conjunction with the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) awarded the development of a Biogas Training Course to Resiliant at the end of 2019, encompassing a Biogas End User Course, teaching the basics of biogas generation and uses, and a Biogas Expert Course with 4 Modules

The course development included

  • Training the 7 most important aspects governing the successful development of a viable small, medium and large–scale biogas project

  • Physical, on-site training and gaining of experience in operating and maintaining a biogas facility in South Africa

  • Developing a medium or large-scale Biogas Project in small teams, which shall include design, technology, operations & maintenance requirements and financial projection

  •  Shark Tank exercise, with each team presenting their projects to a chosen group of bankers and potential investors/funders in an effort to obtain a financial commitment for their projects.

NEW HORIZONS WASTE TO ENERGY - ATHLONE, CAPE TOWN

Team members of Resiliant managed the construction, operationalization and commissioning of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Energy biogas plant in Athlone, Cape Town, built to process over 500 tons of MSW and 60 tons of Pure Organic Waste (POW) per day, collected from households and commercial outlets, to extract its organic content and feed an Anaerobic Digestion facility in order to generate over 1200 Nm3/h Biogas, which in turn was to be upgraded to Biomethane and CO2.

In the process, Resiliant was leading the process of researching, evaluating and proposing alternative and additional processing solutions for the plant and its inorganic waste. Being part of the owner’s team to negotiate with 3rd parties to participate in the further development of the project, financially and technically. 

GRASSRIDGE WIND PROJECT

Successfully initiated and developed a 60 MW wind project near Port Elizabeth. Brought the project from idea development to the board of PPC, found an appropriate development partner and assisted with the project completion to a successful Round II project in the South African Renewable Energy Procurement Program.

CO-PROCESSING MANAGEMENT

Headed the co-processing unit of PPC Cement, focusing on the sourcing, development and implementation of various alternative fuels and raw materials, including Spent Potliner, steel industry waste, steel slag, tires, among others.

DEVELOPMENT OF 400KW COMMERCIAL BIOGAS PLANT

Developed a turnkey installation of a 400kW commercial biogas digester at Morgan abattoir in Springs, Johannesburg, the largest commercial biogas digester at an abattoir to be built to date in South Africa.

DEVELOPMENT OF SABS BIOGAS STANDARDS

Part of the consortium who developed the first two SABS Biogas Standards for the biogas industry in South Africa.

COMPLETION OF STUDIES AND REPORTS FOR GIZ, UNDP, UNIDO, SALGA AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INLCUDING:

  • Study on the potential of implementing biogas projects at Municipal Wastewater Treatment facilities

  • Works and study on the status of household-scale digesters in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

  • Comprehensive feasibility study for the potential of developing a biogas solution for an abattoir in Botswana.

  • A biogas feasibility study for the Government of Saint Helena Island

  • Numerous biogas project feasibility studies for piggeries, dairies, chicken farmers, food processing plants

DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING UNIQUE BIOGAS SOLUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Built the first in-situ cast concrete Puxin digester in South Africa

  • Supplied and/or built over 150 domestic digesters in South Africa

  • Developed the DIY Biobag product, unique to South Africa

NELSON MANDELA BAY ZERO-WASTE-TO-LANDFILL & LANDFILL GAS EXTRACTION TENDERS

Resiliant team members participated in the tendering of two waste-to-energy tenders issued by the Nelson Mandel Bay municipality in 2016, for

  • The extraction and utilization of landfill gas from its two major landfills, Arlington and Koedoeskloof, generate electricity for the municipal power grid, and

  • Designing and operating a ‘Zero-waste-to landfill’ Waste Park solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Waste Park for the beneficiation and landfill avoidance of its 200 000 tons of annually collected waste – MSW, Wet Trade Waste, Garden refuse and building rubble -, including operation of 4 transfer stations.

As part of New Horizons Waste to Energy, the Resiliant core team together with Darius Boshoff (www.energidrop.com)  prepared and submitted extensive proposals for both tenders offering solutions,

  • generating 2 MW of electric power from each landfill, and

  • a Waste Park with an Anaerobic Digestion plant, Material recovery plant (MRF) and building rubble beneficiation plant separating steel recyclable from building rubble and producing building bricks. It included designs of some waste separation at transfer stations, in particular, garden refuse which was to be transported to a central compost facility.

The landfill tender was awarded to New Horizons, though due to irregularities within the municipality and a change in the political leadership in the Nelson Mandel Bay, the projects never took off.