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Biomass conversion in South Africa

  • Hans Jurgens Potgieter
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering book series (ABE, volume 20)


South Africa is using or is investigating the potential of forest biomass sugar-cane, maize, grain sorghum, cannery and industrial wastes, algae and other agricultural crops to contribute to its total annual energy consumption of 3000×106 GJ per annum. These materials can also be utilized for the production of chemicals and food. Several factories already exist and some are in the planning stage. There are National programs for the conversion of biomass which is co-ordinated by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


Natural Rubber Biomass Conversion Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester Clostridium Acetobutylicum Froth Flotation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Jurgens Potgieter
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of the Orange Free State BloemfonteinRepublic of South Africa

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