Continued use of fossil fuels as a source of energy while producing less greenhouse gas emissions is the idea behind cleaner fuels and related technologies. The objective of the sub-programme is to provide cleaner energy solutions from fossil based resources, by generating advisory notes, feasibility studies, technology roadmaps and demonstrations.
The current focus is on Clean Coal Technologies - SANEDI is expanding its research on Cleaner Coal Technologies (CCTs). CCTs are one option South Africa has that will help ensure that the country maintains its reliance on coal-based power generation, while maintaining compliance with its obligations to mitigating climate change.
SANEDI’s objective is to provide research, collaboration, and demonstration in cleaner fossil fuel technologies that will not only reduce harmful emissions but also address the country’s National Determined Contribution (NDC) mitigation targets. To this end the roadmap that SANEDI has produced, has identified and narrowed down relevant cleaner fossil fuels technologies that can be adopted by different sectors, and is currently formulating an implementation plan of each technology for ease of adoption by interested parties. This roadmap will address clean coal opportunities in the entire value chain from mining, processing, pre-combustion, combustion and post-combustion. This will include addressing the emissions in the form of Green House Gases (GHG), NOx, SOx, Ash and Mercury. Improving energy efficiency at the power stations is also critical.