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. 

Johnson Matthey South Africa

JMSA Germiston signed up with the IEE Project in 2012 as a candidate plant for the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The plant holds management system certification for ISO 9001/TS16949, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and adopted the ISO 50001 approach as an integration and extension.
An IEE Project energy consultant facilitated a systems review and conducted an ISO 50001 initial audit. The expert then assisted JMSA to develop and implement an energy management system (EnMS) and energy efficiency measures were systematically implemented in both production and utilities.

Key findings:

Total number of projects Four large and various small Kaizen projects
Total monetary savings R7,728,569
Total energy savings 9,425,084 kWh
Total investment made R620,000
Payback time period 1 month
GHG emission reduction 9,020 tonnes of CO2


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