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. 

Gledhow Sugar Company

Engineering Manager Barry Parkin was one of the IEE Project’s very first expert level steam system optimisation candidates, and GSC signed up as a training host plant with the IEE Project in 2011, ensuring implementation of Energy Efficiency measures at the factory. GSC has implemented a series of ESO as well as energy management systems interventions since 2011.

Key findings:
An investment of ZAR 210,000 in 2012 realised a saving of ZAR 500,000 with a payback of 6 months. The results inspired GSC to invest a sizeable ZAR 2,250,000 into 4 more energy-saving projects during 2013.

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