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Decarbonisation Solutions & Technologies

COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate

By: Halima Frost     1st December 2023 This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will look to address environmental issues, including decarbonisation... 

Financial backing boosts decarbonisation initiative

1st December 2023 Financial institution Standard Bank announced last month it had finalised an agreement to support global carbon project developer The African Stove Company (TASC) with funding for what is believed to be the first carbon credit project of its kind in South Africa. The carbon credit project has... 

An African Stove Company cookstove which is helping rural areas reduce their emissions
NOW WE ARE COOKING The new improved cookstove uses even less fuel, subsequently reducing emissions

New waste management system has multiple environmental benefits

By: Halima Frost     1st December 2023 Sustainable waste management solutions provider Asher Africa’s latest waste management system effectively decreases a client's waste output and offers an “almost emissions-free process”, contributing to a client's decarbonisation efforts. The Asher, introduced to the South African market in... 

The Asher machine installed at a client which incinerates waste in a more environment friendly manner
BREAKING IT DOWN The Asher uses lower operating temperatures to reduce waste to an ash more efficiently

Mining sector aims to reduce carbon emissions

By: Nadine Ramdass     2nd December 2022 Although the global mining sector has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon emissions contribution, the sector needs to thoroughly evaluate how to go about meeting these targets amid various challenges. The sector has pursued a combination of switching to renewable-energy sources,... 

An image of an electric trolley
ELECTRIC TROLLEY Equipment alternatives can assist mines in addressing emissions

Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed

2nd December 2022 As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation targets by 2050, says software company RIB CCS VP Peter Damhuis. Processing of raw materials for... 

An image of RIB CCS VP Peter Damhuis
PETER DAMHUIS Construction companies' sustainability could be seriously impacted if they don’t pursue a decarbonisation agenda

Just Transition requires a whole-of-society approach

2nd December 2022 The South African economy is dependent on fossil fuels for its energy needs. Therefore, a “Just Transition” requires a whole-of-society approach, says chemical engineering Emeritus Professor Eugene Cairncross – formerly at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and working with the Life... 

An image of Cape Peninsula University of Technology Emeritus Professor Eugene Cairncross
EUGENE CAIRNCROSS South Africa has an abundance of high-quality renewable energy resources but deployment has been slow

Decarbonised economy requires diverse approach

By: Nadine Ramdass     2nd December 2022 A decarbonised economy requires not only investment in renewable energy, but also exploring and integrating other options to decarbonise industrial processes that comprise about 75% of total carbon emissions, says financial advisory services company Cresco Group senior associate Dominic... 

An image of solar power panels
DECARBONISED FUTURE Stakeholders need to consider more than renewable energy for a decarbonised economy
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