The PIB cluster consists of the following 5 companies: FinCo Fuel, African Clean Energy, Yilkins, Control Union Certifications B.V. and Futerra Fuels. The coordinator is Partners for Innovation. The cluster will investigate market opportunities in South Africa and increase the Dutch market share.
Affordable, safe and clean energy
The PIB programme focusses on the valorisation of waste wood biomass in South Africa. Thus creating market opportunities to provide services, knowledge and research, technologies and products. The deal also enables the Netherlands to buy sustainable biomass products, such as pellets and biofuels.
The aim is to develop business cases for pellet factories in South Africa. The pellet factories alone provide over 1,000 jobs, an increase in SMEs, 750 MW sustainable energy and a 200,000-ton reduction in CO2 emissions per year. They also provide affordable, clean energy for cooking to around 25,000 households with a low income.