Construction of the first biomass power plant dedicated to supplying electricity for Eskom has recently been completed at Sappi’s Ngodwana Mill in Mpumalanga. This follows the selection in 2015 of the Ngodwana Energy Project as a preferred bidder in the fourth bid window of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Once fully operational, the 25 MW power plant will burn biomass waste from the surrounding forestry plantations and from the mill production process in a boiler to generate steam…
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