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International Training Seminar and Summer School 26-30 November 2018

International Training Seminar and Summer School 26-30 November 2018

The School of Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with the Southern African Regional Branch of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented a three day International Training Seminar on Managing Waste as a Resource. Along with a five day Summer School as an introduction to the new coursework’s Master of Science in Engineering in Waste and Resources Management (WaRM).

The Master of Science in Engineering in WaRM Course will become available from 2019. The course was designed to provide engineering and science graduates with theoretical, research and design knowledge. This knowledge can be applied in providing engineering solutions to various environmental problems. Such solutions are compliant with the environmental regulations and essentially focus on waste and resources management.

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Official opening of The Greening of the Earth Centre

Official opening of The Greening of the Earth Centre

The partnership between the University of South Africa (Unisa), mining company Exxaro Resources and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) officially launched its first institutional anaerobic biogas digester at Earth Centre in Johannesburg this week.

The 10 cubic metre bio-digester uses a feedstock of horse manure diluted with a sustainable volume of water, including grey water, to produce biogas fuel for heating applications. In households, schools, early childhood development centres and community facilities, the fuel can be used for as a substitute for electricity or LPG. It can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating and lighting.

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Coal to remain significant part of SA’s energy generation mix

Notwithstanding recent and continued advances in the roll-out of renewable energy and energy ef f iciency measures, South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) GM for cleaner fossil fuel use Professor Tony Surridge expects coal to continue to form a significant com ponent of South Africa’s energy generation mix....

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30 Nov, 18

SANEDI Newsletter quarter 2

Message from the Interim CEO

"Thank you sincerely to team SANEDI for their invaluable contributions and commitment to making the Institute the success it has grown to be."

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Natural Resource Preservation Starts at Home

South Africa currently boasts a population of approximately 57.7 million according to Statistics South Africa. At present, an estimated 86% has access to electricity while more than 5 million individuals still do not have access to clean running water. If there are two things that South Africans know all too well, it is load shedding and water shortages. While inherently being a country filled with natural resources, the supply is by no means infinite. In order to minimize interruptions in service delivery and ensure that there will be enough resources available for generations to come, every individual has to take the necessary steps to reduce personal consumption at their homes...

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30 Oct, 18

SANEDI sponsors Carbon Capture and Storage Special Award at science fair

SANEDI sponsors Carbon Capture and Storage Special Award at science fair

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has awarded its prize for Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. A Grade 11 learner, Nyeleti Mashele from Sir Pierre Van Ryneveld High School in Kempton Park was also awarded the prize for overall Best Female Project by Eskom Expo...

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05 Oct, 18

Women triumph at SANEDI awards

Women triumph at SANEDI awards

At the 2018 South African National Energy Association (SANEA) awards evening, held at the end of August 2018, the Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development (RECORD) unit of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented two awards in the RECORD Renewable Energy Research Excellence (RERE) categories...

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31 Aug, 18

Eskom Expo for Young Scientist - The Carbon Eater

Interest for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology continues to grow amongst young people in South Africa. This was evidenced during the 2018 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Regional Science Fairs in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces respectively...

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