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. 

Mpact Limited (EnMS)

The corrugated packaging division has nine corrugated box plants, each with corrugator and converting facilities, producing corrugated board and boxes. Eight plants are located in South Africa. 
 
Mpact is an extensive user of electrical and steam energy. With the costs of fuel increasing significantly over the past 10 years, Mpact has placed concerted effort to reduce the consumption to reduce costs. This prompted Mpact to adopt an Energy Management System (EnMS) through the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SA)’s Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project.
 
Since the SME Energy Assessment was conducted in 2012. The Key findings were:
 
Key Findings
Over the 2014-15 period, 3 projects were implemented, resulting in a total energy saving of 108 561 kWh, valued at R58 647. With a total investment of R16 000, the estimated average payback period in years was 0,27. A reduction of 72.6 tonnes CO2e was achieved.