BMW 3 Series plant benefiting from biogas CHP

BMW South Rosslyn Plant

BMW South Africa’s Rosslyn plant in Pretoria has commenced utilising renewable energy from Bio2Watt in order to power the facilty where the 3 Series is built.

The Bio2Watt biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit is located on the premises of one of South Africa‘s larger feedlots and an agricultural stronghold in Gauteng. The location provides the project with proximity to key fuel supplies; grid access and sufficient water supplied by storm-water collection dams.
BMW South Rosslyn Plant
At the Bronkhorstspruit biogas plant, about 40 000 tons of cattle manure and a further 20 000 tons of mixed organic waste per annum is fed into two anaerobic digesters that produce the biogas feedstock for a combined heat and power application.

The local arm of the German automaker says between 25 and 30 per cent of BMW Plant Rosslyn’s electricity requirements will now be generated from renewable sources.
Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group South Africa, has confirmed that there is a plan to transition the company’s production facilities to be powered by 100 percent renewable sources by the 2020.

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