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Biogas Power Generation 101

As gas-to-power specialists, SustainPower’s engineering team is experienced in natural gas and landfill gas, but biogas projects are a nostalgic look at where it all began for our company.

Gas Flaring Opportunities in Africa

During a time when Europe faces an energy supply crisis and the developing world seeks to stimulate economic growth through widescale electrification, SustainPower remains on the forefront of providing innovative solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Natural Gas Pricing and How it Affects the Average South African

On 14 October 2022, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) will hold a public hearing on the methodology to approve maximum prices of piped gas in South Africa. The process of public consultation is ongoing and makes up much of NERSA’s core function in country, but this hearing is particularly pertinent to the gas industry in the region.

South African Biogas & Waste-to-Energy Investment Strategy

As proud stakeholder in South Africa’s gas to power industry, SustainPower were fortunate to be invited by GreenCape to an overview of the country’s biogas and waste-to-energy market.

PepsiCo Isando Biogas Project Launch

One of the highlights of the 2022 Enlit Africa event at the CTICC was the project launch of PepsiCo’s organic waste to resource facility in South Africa. The SustainGroup stand was abuzz with activity, as Managing Director Tobias Hobbach and Operations Director Ames Martin presented the gas-to-power component of this exciting development in Isando, Ekurhuleni.

Continuous Power in Johannesburg

On the back of our successful biogas CHP (combined heat and power) solution at Distell in Springs, SustainPower were asked to model a natural gas CHP for a commercial client in the suburbs of Johannesburg. The city is blessed with extensive natural gas pipeline infrastructure, thanks to highly reputable gas suppliers like Egoli Gas. SustainPower…

Load-shedding is back: generate your own clean power.

After a short-lived respite, load-shedding is now back, making emergency back-up power more relevant than ever. For the thousands of people working and studying from home during this cold winter season, this could not come at a worse moment. Although the power utility managed to carry out important short-term maintenance of generation infrastructure last April…

Dealing with power outages during the current crisis

Just about 6 months ago, Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd, was appointed as sole distributor of PRAMAC gas generators in South Africa. This has resulted in the addition of the very attractive range of gas standby generators to its SustainPower branded gas-to-power product portfolio. The reason for this expansion was to offer homes and businesses…

Standby Gas Generator: a sustainable alternative for residential and SMEs

A standby gas generator, also known as a back-up gas generator, is a support electrical system that can be operated manually or automatically during a power outage. When operating automatically, the gas generator detects the loss of power and starts. It then communicates with a load transfer switch signalling it to switch the electrical load…

SustainPower supports Distell Springs in achieving sustainability goals, thanks to its combined heat and power (CHP) unit

Distell, a global beverage company with a wide range of award-winning brands, such as Amarula, Savanna, Hunter’s Dry, and many others, continues to ramp-up its sustainability efforts. A CHP unit from SustainPower was installed less than a year ago at its Springs cider manufacturing operation to convert the effluent treatment plant’s biogas into power. This…