Archive for January, 2018

First locally-made biogas generator delivered

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, […]

Presidency tackles Eskom’s governance, appoints new board

The government has announced a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and the stabilisation of management at the electricity-generating parastatal. This follows a meeting of President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 19 January […]

Teaching digital transformation of the construction industry

Students of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology in Germany have come up with ideas to avoid many of the issues that lead to construction projects failing, failures which can cost taxpayers and the economy billions each year. Prof. Peter Rausch at the institute’s department of Information Systems began teaching […]

How modern gas turbines achieve excellent environmental performance at high load

This article explains how the gas turbines used at the Dedisa and Avon peaking power plants – which were highlighted in the June 2016 edition of Energize (“Privately owned peaking power station nears completion”) – achieve their environmental performance with lower NOx emissions even when operating at peak load. Dedisa and Avon peaking power stations […]

Supporting earth observation policy and coordination

The earth observations field is evolving, driven by the emergence of a more diverse and capable commercial sector, activities being pursued by emerging space nations, and the emergence of issues that cross communities within the space sector. Given this, it is imperative that new activities be coordinated to support space sustainability. The above trends are […]

Call for abstracts: AMEU Technical Convention 2018

The 26th AMEU Technical Convention 2018 will be hosted by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality between 7 and 10 October 2018 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Midrand. The Council invites all parties who may be interested in presenting papers or case studies at the convention to submit an abstract of no more than […]