The section focuses on the studies, research and related work that have been undertaken and that are on-ongoing both at national and international level. The scope of the studies and research covers the broader biogas sector; these includes research on biogas plant design, technologies, plant efficiency, bacteria, anaerobic digestion, analysis of various feed-stocks/raw materials, output optimization, future projections, market analysis, biogas use  and general developments of biogas.

National
A Number of research works have been undertaken and published in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on various areas of biogas development. These studies have been undertaken by Universities, independent research bodies, funding agencies, government and private sector institutions. The studies are assisting in the growth and development of biogas in the country, as they help create a critical mass of information and knowledge for biogas developers, policy makers, politicians, financial institutions and investors. Some of the work and research undertaken is attached for reference.

Research Files


International
The Biogas sector is well developed and matured in a number of developed countries and particularly in European countries. However, there is on-going research to further develop and strengthen this industry. The research has covered a wide spectrum on topics and issues, to ensure increased efficiency, effectiveness, increased plant production, and to keep biogas developers/stakeholders informed of new industry trends, growth and investment opportunities. The research has focused on ensuring sustained growth and increased production of various biogas plants.  The attached research work focuses on various areas of research that have been undertaking and covered to date.

Research Files

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