http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.35Change: -0.14
R/$ = 11.17Change: -0.10
Au 1215.17 $/ozChange: -2.09
Pt 1327.00 $/ozChange: -5.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Nov 11, 2011

King III drives ‘greener’ breweries

Back
Cape Town|Engineering|Africa|CoAL|Environment|Resources|Talbot & Talbot|Waste|Water|Africa|South Africa|Anaerobic Digestion Technology|Energy|Energy Costs|Green Energy|Environmental|Bernard Talbot|Frank Urbaniak-Hedley|Power|Waste|Water|Anaerobic Digestion Technology|Wastewater Treatment
Engineering|Africa|CoAL|Environment|Resources|Waste|Water|Africa||Energy||Environmental|Power|Waste|Water|
cape-town|engineering|africa-company|coal|environment|resources|talbot-talbot|waste-company|water-company|africa|south-africa|anaerobic-digestion-technology|energy|energy-costs|green-energy|environmental|bernard-talbot|frank-urbaniak-hedley|power|waste|water|anaerobic-digestion-technology-technology|wastewater-treatment
© Reuse this



Water and wastewater management company Talbot & Talbot reports that integrated reporting, as described in the King Code and Report on Governance in South Africa, or King III, is becoming the driving force behind a trend towards the more judicious use of natural resources, such as water and energy, in the brewery industry.

Talbot & Talbot director Dr Bernard Talbot says breweries are increasingly coming under pressure from clients and stake- holders to make their operations more environment friendly.

“More companies now want to comply with King III to produce positive financial and environmental results in their inte- grated reports,” says Talbot.

He adds that Talbot & Talbot is tapping into this trend by making its green tech- nology available to help breweries reduce their carbon footprints and energy costs, ensuring better compliance with King III and balanced integrated reports.

Technology for Green Energy
The company reports that its anaerobic digestion technology, which is licensed by Global Water Engineering, can be used to ensure greener brewery operations.

Talbot & Talbot director Frank Urbaniak-Hedley explains the anaerobic digestion technology is used to transform organic wastes in wastewater into biogas for use as green energy.

He adds that a brewery can reduce costs and waste by using biogas from its wastewater treatment plant as an energy source to power its operations.
Further, the company reports that the biogas produced from the treatment of wastewater can contribute to between 10% and 15% of a brewery’s steam requirements, reducing the need to buy increas- ingly expensive bunker fuels.

“A typical brewery’s biogas boiler produces 20 t of steam a day, with a value that depends on the cost and type of the current fuel it replaces, whether coal, gas or electricity. Therefore, the treatment plant changes from a cost centre to a profit centre,” he says.

These technologies have been success- fully applied to breweries producing more than 500 000 h/y of beer in Africa and abroad. Most breweries with a production output greater than 500 000 h/y will employ wastewater treatment processes prior to the discharge of their effluent, whether to munici- pal utilities or to the natural environment.

This treatment usually involves anaerobic digestion, possibly followed by aerobic treatment, although the specific requirements will vary depending on the final receiving environment.

Two Breweries, one in Gauteng and the other in Cape Town, are among the first in South Africa to use anaerobic digestion technology with biogas. As a result, the breweries have been able to drive down production costs and reduce their energy dependence on nonrenewable sources, states Talbot & Talbot.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Renewable Energy News
Article contains comments
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framework for “distributed power generation” in South Africa, including how “prosumers” could be empowered to feed surplus...
Article contains comments
Kariba dam
Zambia and Zimbabwe have obtained pledges of $280-million to rehabilitate the Kariba dam, a crucial source of energy built more than 50 years ago that requires urgent maintenance, the authority managing the dam said on Wednesday. The European Union (EU) will provide...
Barclays Africa group company Absa, in partnership with the French Development Agency (FDA), was offering commercial businesses in South Africa an up to 7% rebate on loans of up to R100-million that are used to fund energy efficiency or renewable energy projects....
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 6 hours ago  South Africa signed a nuclear power cooperation deal with Russia on Monday that paves the way for the building of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power based on Russian technology by 2030, both sides said. The surprise announcement from the sidelines of a International...
Mozambican, Swazi and South African dignitaries at the official inauguration of the Maputo Corridor JOC
Updated 6 hours ago The Mozambican port and rail authorities plan to invest around $3-billion in the coming few years to raise yearly throughput at the Maputo port to between 40-million and 50-million tons by 2020 and to migrate additional cargo from road to rail. Speaking at the...
A series of unfortunate events led to Johannesburg and surrounding areas experiencing significant water shortages over the past week, City of Johannesburg mayoral committee member for development planning and urban management Roslynn Greeff said at a media briefing...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Reliable Transformers designs and manufactures dry-type and oil-filled power and distribution transformers up to 3.5 MVA
While Ekurhuleni-based transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers currently designs, manufactures and tests its products according to the SANS 780 specifications for distribution transformers and other applicable transformer specifications, it is working towards...
GHAREEB SAAD Kaspersky Lab products contain strong heuristics engines that monitor suspicious file execution to detect attacks
Global endpoint security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has introduced new measures to prevent cyber criminals from accessing sensitive data, alongside its malware-signature and heuristic device analysis detection methods. Threats to mobile devices have increased...
MICHAEL FLETCHER Real-time information available to government when citizens use publicly funded Wi-Fi networks will enable it to communicate with citizens and provide services
To ensure uptake and a positive impact, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks in cities must be provided at schools, community centres and commercial centres to enable citizens and government to access information that will improve access to and delivery of services....
Eco-estate Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria airport, north-west of Johannesburg, has taken a new approach to modern living and sustainability with its 517 ha development, dedicated to farm living.
Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks