http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.12Change: 0.00
R/$ = 11.56Change: -0.02
Au 1288.85 $/ozChange: -4.68
Pt 1260.50 $/ozChange: -5.50
 
 
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 Letters 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|Operations|Anaerobic Digestion Technology|Wastewater Treatment
Engineering|Africa|CoAL|Environment|Resources|Waste|Water|Africa||Energy||Environmental|Power|Waste|Water|Operations|
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|operations|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 Waste Management and Recycling News
RECYCLING SUPPORT Polyco’s project support will increase the tons of polyolefins collected by about 40 000 t over the next three years
South Africa-based Polyolefin Recycling Company (Polyco) will have three project funding cycles in 2015 and has budgeted R14-million to support key collection and recycling projects, Polyco CEO Mandy Naudé tells Engineering News. “Polyco’s project support programme...
South Africa-based Polyolefin Recycling Company (Polyco) released the names of the six successful applicants who will be receiving total investment loans of R7-million over the next six months to fund existing polyolefin recycling operations, in November last year....
Construction resources and aggregates company Lafarge Ash Resources aims to have fly ash exempted from the National Waste Management Amendment Bill’s classification as hazardous waste. This exemption will improve the sustainability of construction materials and...
Article contains comments
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 19 minutes ago Gauteng will spend more than R94-billion on both social and economic infrastructure projects over the next three years, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy said on Wednesday. “By investing in social and economic infrastructure, including quality public transport,...
Updated 1 hour 12 minutes ago Domestic Opel sales grew by 36%, to 3 700 units, last year compared with 2013, says General Motors South Africa (GMSA) operations VP Ian Nicholls. “I would expect to at least double our Opel sales in 2015. That’s the step up you would expect. It’s going to be a big...
Updated 1 hour 53 minutes ago Africa's biggest telecommunications provider MTN plans to issue dismissal notices by May 1 to up to 578 people at its South African enterprise business unit, the Solidarity union said on Wednesday. The Johannesburg-listed operator said last week it planned to...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
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.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
BRUCE BRADFORD The 3D printers have a clear upgrade path to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloys
Three-dimensional (3D) printers being sold in South Africa by electronics distributor Rectron currently print in two types of plastic, but have a clear upgrade path over the next five years to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloy materials, says Rectron...
The world’s two dominant commercial aircraft manufacturers, Airbus of Europe and Boeing of the US, both recently announced that they had made record aircraft deliveries in 2014. Boeing set a global record for the industry with 723 commercial aircraft delivered, while...
The Western Cape is shifting further into the renewable-energy space with the official opening of a factory specialising in solar inverters, a key component of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The investment in the manufacturing facility in Cape Town aims to boost the...
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) last month welcomed Cabinet’s establishment of a technical team war room to undertake various interventions to improve electricity supply security over the short- and medium-term, but added that the private sector also had a...
Despite a rapid rise in mobile connections and the economic and social benefits of such connectivity, more than half of the world ended 2014 unconnected. For this reason, industry commentators believe the biggest impact of mobile technology is still to come –...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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