The BioEnergy Atlas for South Africa is a repository of information, tools and data in support of the bioenergy industry in South Africa.
The atlas provides the following:
The BioEnergy Atlas for South Africa provides data, decision support tools, databases (designed to foster collaboration), as well as open source toolkits for calculating the costs of bionergy implementation through various stages of a bionergy project lifecycle.
The BioEnergy Atlas contains several investigative reports on; the potential and availability of biomass, distribution and typology of energy-related infrastructure, processes for conversion of biomass into energy products and on the assessment of impacts. These reports are supplemented by fact and data sheets that are also published in the Atlas.
The BioEnergy Atlas has partnered with various organisations in order to publish case studies where the tools and data developed in the Bioenergy Atlas have been used to assist with stakeholder project implementation. These case studies include:
2. Invasive Alien Plants
3. Forestry residue
4. Women in BioDiesel
The BioEnergy Atlas utilises an advanced spatial-logistical modelling platform that was developed by the BEA team in order to perform techno-economic feasibility analyses.
The modelling platform has been developed to assist with parameterisation of costs of transport (via road networks as well as offroad), cost of conversion (including Capex and Opex) as well as potential impacts (greenhouse gas emissions).
The BioEnergy Atlas provides advanced tools for interpreting and understanding the Bioenergy model outputs. Together, these form a decision support system that can be used to determine the locations in South Africa where the implementation of BioEnergy products may be feasible.
The BioEnergy Atlas contains tools that have been designed to foster collaboration within the BioEnergy value chain – the BioEnergy Atlas company register allows organisations to register with the Atlas and makes them findable and searchable within the BEA company database, thus creating a platform that fosters collaboration.
Information about contact details and support.
+27 (12) 534 3504
South African Environmental Observation Network
56 Florence Street
PO Box 2600