By Gary Thomas
The second clean technology investment and business matchmaking conference, Virdis Africa will be held on 16 and 17 October, 2012 in Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa at the Kilarney Country Club. The event is focused on corporate and entrepreneurs, who require funding for the introduction of clean technology services and solutions.
The runner up at the South Africa Clean Tech Competition, Agama Biogas will present a business case for attracting investments during the event. The company manufactures the BiogasPro range of prefabricated biogas digesters.
The BioGasPro is an innovative, patented system designed, engineered and developed in South Africa to suit conditions in Africa. It also has the recognition of being the first certified small digester. The certification was obtained from the South African Pipeline Gas Association.
Furthermore, BioGasPro has made contributions to The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design's, Green Good Design Award 2011, where it has received an award for making useful contributions in environmental issues and in the area of sustainable design.
The product line of BioGasPro include biogas digesters for schools facing undignified and inadequate sanitation for staff and children to animal manure-handling digesters, which help generate gas and eliminates the requirement for costly and low-quality wood fuel and/or bottle gas for cooking purposes.
Certain clean tech sub-sectors which will be considered for funding by principals include the following:
- Solar, wind, biofuels, hydro, clean coal and geothermal technologies
- Smart grids, building efficiency, waste heat recovery and smart grids
- Water conservation, treatment, waste water treatment and desalination
- Waste treatment, recycling, organic matter and plastics
- The last date for submission of business proposals is 30 August, 2012.