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Initiative launched to stimulate adoption of fast-growing energy management standard by South African firms  

By: Terence Creamer     25th August 2020 An initiative is under way to accelerate the adoption by South African industrial firms of the international energy management standard ISO 50001, which is designed to help improve the performance of a company’s energy-intensive assets to support cost savings and emission reductions. Although ISO... 

Biogas courses offered online despite delay

By: Halima Frost     19th June 2020 As cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam marks ten years since the inaugural AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design + Innovation, the 2019/20 edition is likely to set new trends. The fifth round of the biennial awards is taking place amid an era of worldwide economic... 

Lack of finance hinders energy efficiency implementation in companies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 Milisha Pillay argues that there has never been a more opportune time for financial institutions to become more invested in structuring financial packages that are designed to appreciate the nuances of energy efficiency projects   Fortified by steeply rising electricity prices, stricter... 

Covid-19 an opportunity for better resource management

By: Darren Parker     29th May 2020 The national lockdown because of Covid-19 presents a good opportunity for manufacturing companies to improve their resource and utilities management, says government-funded programme National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) KwaZulu-Natal regional manager Kevin Cilliers. There is... 

South Africa has duty to address SADC energy efficiency

By: Tracy Hancock     8th May 2020 South Africa has a duty to make the energy efficiency knowledge accrued through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEEP) more accessible to the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to help drive its economic development through globally competitive... 

Continued relevance of the ISO 50001 standard

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th November 2019 Using energy efficiently contributes towards an organisation's objectives to conserve resources and tackle climate change, while saving money. The ISO 50001 standard supports organisations of all sizes in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the implementation of an energy... 

Potential of biogas technology in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 The uptake of biogas projects in Africa has been sporadic, and projects that have failed abound. Biogas technology is not new, but the systems are sensitive and changes in feedstock and the availability of feedstock makes create challenges. The technology is, however, well suited to the African... 

Focus on implementing energy efficiency project by 2021

By: Cameron Mackay     8th November 2019 The National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SA) is looking to escalate the implementation of energy management in South African industry to allow companies to benefit from the support of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project before the project ends in 2020/21. The IEE Project is... 

Industrial symbiosis makes Vision 2030 viable

By: Theresa Bhowan     27th September 2019 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA), a division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, tells Engineering News that its industrial symbiosis programme is a great contributor to the initiative to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2030 in South Africa. 

NCPC-SA to host free-for-business greener industries conference

By: Schalk Burger     3rd September 2019 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will host a conference aimed at growing greener industries at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) convention centre on September 10 and 11 and at no cost to businesses and industries. The fourth Industrial... 

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