First locally-made biogas generator delivered

January 22nd, 2018, Published in Articles: Energize

Sustain Power delivered the first locally manufactured biogas combined heat and power (CHP) generator to Ibert, a local biogas company, for use at an abattoir near Pretoria recently. Manufactured with the assistance of Unique Hydra in Cape Town, the 220 kW CHP generator is a waste-to-energy converter, fueled by organic waste such as agricultural waste, plant material, food waste, etc. The unit converts biogas into electricity and heat for use by the abattoir. The unit is built into a container for ease of transport and security. Although the biogas and waste-to-energy industry is still in its infancy in South Africa, the company’s managing director, Tobias Hobbach, says he believes that it has enormous potential for growth, especially in rural areas in Africa, because it addresses both waste management and electricity generation simultaneously.

Contact Tobias Hobbach, Sustain Power, Tel 021 835-7926,


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