CT, Japan team up in waste-to-energy plan

Cape Town - The Cape Town City Council has agreed to sign an agreement with a Japanese consortium for the establishment of a pilot plastics-to-oil plant in Cape Town.

The City views this development as key in its endeavours to create a sustainable city.
 
The pilot project, a first for a South African municipality, will be made possible through a Japanese government grant to the value of R10m to foster technology export from Japan.
 
The development and testing of the plastics-to-oil conversion facility will take place at the City’s Kraaifontein integrated waste management facility.

This facility is a World Design Capital 2014 project.

The plant will showcase how design can simultaneously stimulate the economy and contribute to a sustainable society, reducing the environmental impacts of plastic.
 
The plant will be able to convert 500kg of plastic into approximately 500 litres of heating oil daily.

Some of the oil will be used to power a generator, while the rest will be available for sale as heating oil in industrial processes.
 
"The pilot project, if successful, will attract investment that generates economic growth and job creation, ensuring infrastructure-led economic development," said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Ernest Sonnenberg.
 
The Japanese partners are CFP Corporation, Kanemiya and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).

The pilot project will run for six months, after which it will be assessed.
 
The City will be under no obligation to award any possible future contracts emanating from this agreement.

- Fin24

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