PROVIDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO MEET AFRICA’s CHALLENGES

Who we are


Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa with partners serving Africa, Waste2Energy Global have a highly experienced green team focused on providing affordable and sustainable solutions in Africa.

An Africa team committed to Africa and its challenges.

We started this journey in 2007 when we realised that this world, and especially Africa, is producing huge volumes of waste and we are not managing these waste streams effectively or efficiently, with the resultant impacts that we have reports in 2018 of micro plastics in our drinking water. Our waste is buried in landfills, polluting our rivers and eventually our seas. This impacts all communities, especially those dependent on rivers and oceans for sustainability.

This river or water challenge made us also realise that we are endangering our basic food suppliers with this polluted water and we urgently need solutions to these challenges.

Most communities in Africa are not aware of these negative impacts because of the lack of access to this information which is now mostly delivered by the internet. Unfortunately, internet access in Africa often delivered by mobile in rural Africa is very dependent on low cost energy to charge their devices and enable access to this vital information that can help change our habits.

This journey has also made us realise we need NEW disruptive technology to enable a cheap supply of energy and clean drinking water that can also underpin food production and waste conversion. A spin off from our focus has resulted in Waste2Energy Global being awarded in May 2017, one of the largest Waste to Energy tenders for converting up to 7,500 tons of waste per day from Ekurhuleni Metro to 33Mw for the metro. This has made us realise that in more established economies awareness of our challenges is growing, but at a very slow rate, and in remote areas there is little or zero awareness of our challenges.

Waste2Energy Global made a conscious decision to invest in a Research & Development HUB to better understand these challenges and how we can support and enable these NEW potential disruptive technologies like Magnetic Energy Generators, Plastics to Fuel (PtF) and general waste to Energy (WtE) Pyrolysis, Water from Air (WfA) and large scale desalination technologies.

Research & Development HUB


NEW technological advances are making it easier to meet these challenges and Waste2Energy Global with their partners Mall Energy & Mall Invest & innovative new suppliers, have established a Research & Development HUB, focused on developing new technologies for;
with the first products hitting markets in 2018.

We soon realised that energy is the most critical component in Africa that enables all other technologies, what we take for granted in established markets is in very short supply in other parts of Africa. Renewables energy solutions like solar & wind have made inroads in Africa, but at a unfordable cost to many communities due the high maintenance rand setup costs required by those technologies.

Our solution is to bring low cost reliable and sustainable energy to Africa, and thats where new energy generation renewable technologies like magnetic induction energy generators fit, they are low cost at around 0.08c per kWh, have limited maintenance costs, are managed remotely via satellite, can be connected to grids or create their own mini-grids.

Our focus


Our focus is to bring affordable and sustainable energy to all parts of Africa, not only cities, but also small business and rural communities via the mini-grid strategy, as an enabler to many of the solutions that can bring a positive impact to those communities. Some of these solutions that are dependent on affordable and sustainable energy are;

Waste2Energy Global


Waste2Energy Global exists to solve some of the critical issues facing Africa, both large and small. Our unique approach of bringing disruptive technologies at lower but sustainable rate is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organisations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimise performance and productivity supported by these emerging disruptive technologies.

Energy Challenge


Countries in Africa are struggling to balance an increasing demand for electricity with the high cost of extending national electricity grids with limited government budgets.

Major efforts have been made in recent years to increase access to energy, improve energy efficiency and deploy renewable energy resources. And yet, an estimated 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are currently living without access to modern energy services.

With rapid technological development, renewable energy mini-grids are a practical solution to the challenge of electrifying rural areas. In many cases mini-grids are the most effective way to provide access to energy as they are flexible, easily installed, and can be connected to the main grid if and when the national network expands. They also offer long-term development impact by reducing carbon emissions and creating new jobs and business opportunities.
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Countries in Africa are struggling to balance an increasing demand for electricity with the high cost of extending national electricity grids with limited government budgets.

Major efforts have been made in recent years to increase access to energy, improve energy efficiency and deploy renewable energy resources. And yet, an estimated 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are currently living without access to modern energy services.

The Energy Solution


The NEW generation mini-grids are a practical solution to the challenge of electrifying cities, towns and rural areas. Supplied by NEW disruptive lower cost renewable magnetic energy generators which supply affordable energy to these mini-grids,
In many cases mini-grids are the most effective way to provide access to energy as they are flexible, easily installed, and can be connected to the main grid if and when the national network expands. They also offer long-term development impact by reducing carbon emissions and creating new jobs and business opportunities.

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Grow your Business


Businesses in sub-Saharan Africa most frequently cite inadequate electricity supply as a major constraint on their effective operation. It is a widespread problem that affects both countries with large domestic energy resources and those that are resource poor.
Insufficient and inferior power supply has a large impact on the productivity of African businesses.
Examples include:

  • On average, 4.9% of annual sales are estimated to be lost due to electrical outages, with very high losses reported in the Central African Republic and Nigeria, but much lower levels in South Africa (Figure 1.5) (World Bank, 2014b).
  • The use of back-up power generation to mitigate poor grid-based supply increases costs for businesses. In 2012, the cost of fuel for back-up generation (across businesses and households) is estimated to have been at least $5 billion.
  • Poor quality grid-based supply reduces utility revenues (non-payment) and makes it more difficult to increase tariffs (of particular importance to utilities with rates below their costs of supply), thereby constraining the availability of finance for investment.

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Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE)


Although these reports are dated 2014 you can see the difference in the levelised cost of energy across the different energy generation technologies with the NEW disruptive Magnetic Energy Generators (MTG) making a major impact on reducing the cost of energy

All images & data reflected curtesy of International Energy Association (IEA) & Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP).