South Africa’s oil refining capacity has always been rather small when considered on a global scale, but there was some sense of national pride and of security in knowing that the country could deliver – even if most of the crude input had to be imported. While local refineries were never able to.https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/should-south-africa-retain-its-refining-capacity-2022-04-08
Pumps and irrigation supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been exploring the use of their Salflo submersible dewatering pumps, namely the S and V series submersible pumps, in grey water systems for home, industrial and agricultural applications. The supplier’s Salfo range of submersible pumps would.https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pumps-range-being-tested-on-grey-water-system-2022-03-25
The City of Cape Town is nearing the production of electricity from landfill gas, also known as waste-to-energy. Although only a small amount of electricity will be produced at this stage, the successful implementation of this project is an important milestone in the journey towards overall. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cape-town-nears-first-production-of-electricity-from-landfill-gas-2022-03-16
The Western Cape government recently adopted the Western Cape Air Quality Management Plan (2021 – 2025), which it says “progressively realises our vision for clean and healthy air for all in the Western Cape”. Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-adopts-new-air-quality-management-plan-2022-03-10
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In his February Budget, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced that the first phase of the carbon tax would be extended for three years, that the carbon tax rate had been increased from R134/t to R144/t, and that the carbon tax rate would be progressively increased every year to reach $20/t https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/implications-of-godongwanas-recent-carbon-tax-announcements-2022-03-08
With a much greater focus and emphasis on sustainability and minimising waste in the marine environment, industry representative body Plastics SA says the various clean-up projects nationally are growing and expanding this year. “We have a number of clean-up projects planned including our river https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/upcoming-plastics-initiatives-to-help-environment-2022-02-21
Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright will participate at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba as a partner, providing a legal perspective on energy sector laws. The global law firm provides a business law service, with an industry focus throughout major key industries, including the energy industry. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/law-firm-to-provide-insight-on-energy-laws-2022-02-25
Government has extended the first phase of South Africa’s Carbon Tax by three years to December 31, 2025, in an effort to support businesses in their clean transition endeavours. This means that the transitional support measures afforded to companies in the first phase, such as significant..https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/carbon-tax-phase-1-extended-to-end-2025-2022-02-23
While the Green Economy Tracker (GET) for South Africa shows there are strong policies supporting green economy efforts, they still lack clear implementation targets, research institution Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (Tips) said this week. South Africa’s post-Covid recovery plan – the. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-has-strong-green-economy-policies-but-implementation-a-challenge-2022-02-17