Energy and chemicals group Sasol has become the first South African raw material supplier to the plastics industry to become a signatory of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) – an international stewardship programme designed to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss and help keep this material out https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-to-become-first-raw-material-supplier-signatory-of-operation-clean-sweep-2020-09-15
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says South Africa has aligned policy and strategy with the circular economy concept. This follows shortly after Cabinet’s approval of the National Waste Management Strategy 2020 (NWMS). https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/circular-economy-to-be-promoted-through-new-waste-strategy-creecy-2020-09-14
International cooperation will be key to unlocking the competitive production of green hydrogen as global trade will be required to link those countries, such as South Africa, that are best suited to producing the energy carrier, using a combination of low-cost renewable energy, water
An international research team led by scientists at the University of Exeter in the UK has determined that the world’s oceans are absorbing significantly more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously believed. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/scientists-ascertain-oceans-are-absorbing-more-carbon-dioxide-than-previously-believed-2020-09-07
Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has since been made available in South Africa through local partner and distributor DoseTech. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-proportioning-system-ideal-for-refineries-2020-09-04
After the adoption of carbon-cutting measures to drive energy efficiency across a network of more than 600 branches in South Africa, financial services provider First National Bank (FNB) has reduced the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint of its branches by nearly 50% over a period of five years.https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fnb-cuts-the-carbon-footprint-of-its-branches-by-50-over-five-years-2020-09-01
Zambezi River Authority gears up for community consultations on proposed 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro scheme
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is preparing to conduct disclosure meetings with communities in Zambia and Zimbabwe whose land or livelihoods could be affected by the construction of the proposed 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme (BGHES), a transboundary project located 47 km downstream of the Victoria Falls. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zambezi-river-authority-gears-up-for-community-consultations-on-proposed-2-400-mw-batoka-gorge-hydro-scheme-2020-09-01
Despite there being vast benefits to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) locally, natural gas producer Renergen tells Engineering News that regulations and pricing are impeding the growth of the LNG sector. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regulations-pricing-a-challenge-for-local-lng-uptake-2020-08-12
In 2019/20, South Africa became the first mega diverse country to practically test the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) standards across a full range of species groups and ecosystems. The KBA Standard was developed in 2016 by the global conservation community to identify the most important sites https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-first-to-test-key-biodiversity-areas-2020-08-25
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