Case Studies

The National Cleaner Production Centre South African Case Studies

Through the use of case studies the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) show cases the benefits and application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies.

The areas in which the RECP methodologies are applied are:

·         Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE),

·         Industrial Symbiosis Programme (IS Programme), and

·         Industrial Water Efficiency Project (IWE) Project. 

Karob Plastics – Roodeport (EnMS)

The SME’s main energy source is electricity. The annual electricity bill approximated R3.5 million, while the usage was approximately 3.0 MWh per annum. A decision was thus taken by Karob Plastics’ top management to pursue the ISO/SANS 50001 implementation approach and sign up with the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)’s Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project for the first phase of EnMS implementation.
 
Since the SME Energy Assessment was conducted in 2012. The Key findings were:
 
Key Findings
Over the 8-month period commencing from March to October 2015, five projects were undertaken, resulting in a total energy saving of 115 300 kWh, valued at R135 500. A reduction of 110 tons CO2e was achieved.