Bosch Projects has awarded a contract to Barloworld Power to supply equipment for a 4MW biogas-to-power project to be developed in Bronkhorstpruit. Bronkhorstspruit is 78km north-east of Boksburg in Gauteng. A large automobile manufacturer will use the clean electricity the project produces for its plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria.
The Bronkhorspruit Biogas Power Plant is an independent power producer formed by Bio2Watt, which has a contract to purchase waste from Beefcor, a cattle farm in the area.
About 40 000 tons per annum of cattle manure and a 20 000 tons of mixed organic waste will be fed into two anaerobic digesters. By using Caterpillar internal combustion gas generator sets, this will produce the biogas feedstock to create both heat and power.