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Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom is planning to build its first biomass plant in Mpumalanga in its endeavour to reduce its carbon emissions that contribute more than 50% of the country’s total greenhouse gasses.

The planning of the project – which Eskom will undertake with the SA Forestry Company Limited (Safcol) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) – is at an advanced stage.

Eskom will develop the IDC’s Zebrapellets in Sabie into a torrefied pellet plant.

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