South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage


Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project

The Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project (PCSP) is the first National andnInternational collaborative Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Research & Development project on the African Continent. The PCSP is a proof of concept for Carbon Capture & Storage in South Africa and is critical to addressing climate change. Read More...

CCS Study Tour to Canada

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre in conjunction with Sask Power hosted a delegation from SANEDI, UMkhanyakude Local House of Traditional Leaders, UMkhanyakude District Municipality, UMhlabuyalingana and Big5 Hlabisa Local Municipality. The visit was part of the CCS Study Tour which was aimed at exposing the stakeholders. Read More

 Pilot School Programme

SACCCS through its Stakeholder Engagement component has  established a Pilot School Programme (PSP) to conduct outreach activities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educators and Learners. The aim is to build understanding of Carbon Capture and Storage as one of the climate change mitigation measures as well as energy related topics. Read More...


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Education in renewable energy expected to boom in S.A

With the fast growth in renewable energy in South Africa, universities will soon offer degrees which focus on this growing sector says MSC Artisan Academy’s Operations Director, Willie Gresse.

Speaking to CNBC Africa at the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in East London, South Africa, Gresse says some of the country’s universities already offer short courses focusing on skill development for the renewable energy industry.

“Most of the major universities in South Africa at the moment, I believe, already have established renewable energy research centres. We, ourselves, train your electricians, your plumbers, and those type of trades that are involved in your traditional areas, and we re-skill them to understand the renewable energy environment,” says Gresse.

Based in East London, MSC Artisan Academy trains around 2 000 people every year across South Africa on how to operate Renewable Energy projects according to Gresse.

Situated in East London, a city in South Africa’s impoverished Eastern Cape Province, the IDZ currently oversees $180 million worth of Renewable Energy investments in various projects which have created 602 jobs.

South Africa has seen vast growth in the renewable energy sector since 2011 with many countries pouring in investments, including the United States which has invested $4.6 billion in previous years.

The Commercial Officer at the U.S Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, Mike Calvert, has projected investments of around $16 billion into South Africa’s renewable energy sector in coming years from the United States alone.

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