Bio2Watt, South African Breweries sign biogas PPA

Bio2Watt will supply South African Breweries (SAB) with renewable energy generated from livestock waste as part of a new power purchase agreement.

Bio2Watt is currently building a 4.8 MW biogas plant - the Cape Dairy Biogas Project - at Morester’s Vyvlei Dairy Farm, which sells milk to South African food group, Clover. The facility will handle waste produced by 7,000 cows on the farm, which will be mixed with other organic waste collected in the municipality of Malmesbury to produce biogas.

The livestock waste-to-biogas and electricity project is being developed in partnership with the Norfund of Norway and Public Investment Corporation, a South African public entity.

SAB’s participation in the project forms part of Anheuser-Busch InBev holding company’s 2025 sustainability goals. The Belgian-Brazilian brewery group, SAB’s parent company, aims to power itself with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

“We have made a global commitment to explore renewables to reduce carbon emissions and reach 100% contracted renewable electricity by 2025,” said SAB’s procurement director for Africa, Kyle Day.

“We also believe we have a duty to ease the pressure on the national grid. Through this partnership, we are proud to progress on both fronts as we make our way to a cleaner, greener, and more self-sustainable future.”

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