BioPower Institute (BPI) does further Research and Development in:
















A delegate from BioPower Institute was successful in obtaining two Travel Scholarships connected with workshops on Community-Scale Resource-Oriented Sanitation Treatment Units:


The first visit was to Singapore, while the second was to Senegal.


The Singapore visit consisted of two back- to- back meetings on, which took place at the Grand Copthorne Hotel;  as such, the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) met on the 4th and 5th September, being sponsored by  TUV-SUD Water Services, Singapore, while the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), based in New York, sponsored the ISO – (International Workshop Agreement) IWA, for the meeting of 6th to 8th September 2017.


The Senegal visit took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza; as such, only the ISO-IWA workshop took place, between 15th and 19th January 2018, which also included a field trip to a sanitation treatment system in Senegal. ISO-IWA delegates were enlightened, not only as how the system makes use of pyrolysis technology to generate electricity, but also some details relating to how variations in make-up feedstock, ultimately effects process flow in the system.  The outcome of this final ISO-IWA meeting, was in the establishment of an ISO Project Committee (IPC) 318, with ANSI serving as Secretariat and subsequently partnering with ASN, the National (Standards) Body of Senegal. Future IPC attendees will then represent their own National Standards Bodies (NSBs), in furthering the setting up of sludge processing technologies in other parts of Africa and elsewhere.


The focus of BPI is the identification, design, research and development challenges, implementation and operation of economically viable projects following a Clean Development Mechanism and in the areas of bio-energy, water conservation and carbon footprint reduction.


The partnerships between all the prospective funders/investors will ensure the successful implementation of existing and future research and development projects, whilst establishing profitable and self-sustaining communities.


A Private Partnership Model (PPM) is suitable for the advancement of the desired results in this venture. This model invites the funder/investor to ignite the necessary spark to engage the participants to fully explore the growth prospects prevalent at BPI.


The existing infrastructure will be managed on a professional basis to ensure exponential growth within a relatively short period.


BPI is working towards being the leading Green Renewable Energy Company in its broader sense.


BPI has been largely focussed on selective biomass (and in particular anaerobic digestion) of selective available biomass, particularly relating to the agricultural sector including the upgrading and re-establishment of non-operational municipal sewage works.


Research and Development (R&D) is focussed in the following focus areas:


  • Optimising energy recovery from biomass by evaluating associated technologies
  • Research and Development on more advanced Biogas Technologies and Processes
  • Advanced methods of Water Conservation
  • Optimising the combination of selective organic bacteria used in the sanitation and related fields
  • Re-using of grey water after being treated for recycling to e.g. flush toilets in especially water scarce areas
  • Expansion into energy conversion of biomass from selected landfills
  • Utilising of biomass generated at the Green Energy Research Centre (BioPower Plant) for further research and development of various feedstock treated with different combinations of BioSol SL36, to determine the specific optimum number of bacteria strains for each feedstock.
  • Training through research on the variation of bacteria strains present during the digestion process of feedstock (entrance level, medium level, advanced level) that convert organic waste to biogas (methane)
  • Training through awareness making by using selective bacteria to increase the digestion process
  • Research and Development of Plastic-to-Oil as a renewable source of fuel
  • Generation of bio-fuels and/or other value added products
  • Integration of biogas with Solar energy technology (thermal and Photovoltaic generated electricity)
  • Implementation of Sustainable Agri-Hubs
  • Identification of key areas to implement R&D pilot projects
  • Using research data for further development in order to establish and/or implementation of applied training.


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BPI provides stakeholders and funders the opportunities to advance the goals of the developmental state that Africa is in. This is due to the array of business units that address the intricate fibre of business and community development, which are crucial to both the internal- and Millennium Growth Goals of the Republic of South Africa and the continent in general.