Waste to Wing Business Development Incubator 2019 for SMMEs in South Africa

Waste to Wing Business Development Incubator 2019 for SMMEs in South Africa

Deadline: June 27, 2019

Are you an entrepreneur working in the biomass sector? Apply now to be a part of th Waste to Wing Business Development Incubator 2019 – a new biomass economy incubator for 25 SMMEs who will participate in the supply and beneficiation of waste feedstock which is aligned to the future of the SAF industry. SMMEs in the biomass economy: i.e. alien vegetation removal beneficiation, biomass to energy (including biofuel), biomass transportation, and biorefinery activities are invited to apply.

A first in Africa, the Waste to Wing project aims to prove the feasibility of a waste-based Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) industry in South Africa. Over the last 12 months, the Waste to Wing multi-disciplinary team has been evaluating opportunities for a waste-based ligno-cellulose (woody) to be used as a feedstock for SAF production. They have found that there is a bright future for the industry in South Africa. A biomass-based SAF supply chain represents a significant opportunity for SMMEs.

The Waste to Wing project aims to prove the feasibility of a waste-based Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) industry in South Africa. The project will enable 25 SMMEs within a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain to adhere to global aviation industry sustainability standards.

The project partners are Fetola Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and SkyNRG, with funding by Switch Africa Green, a programme of the European Union.

Eligibility

  • SMMEs must be operational for more than 1 year
  • The business should be a going concern, sustainable and viable
  • The owner should be full-time involved in the business

The project will adhere to global sustainability standards chosen by the aviation industry to ensure that biofuel is used in a manner that sustains food security, biodiversity, water, land, and labour rights. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gasses emitted by the aviation industry, while simultaneously capacitating South African entrepreneurs to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices and seize green economy opportunities.

Application

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Fetola Waste to Wing.

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