Press release

Renewable energy for Africa: show your technology at IFAT 2021

September 1, 2020

Wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution to support food security amid looming water shortages, but the cost of the necessary infrastructure means it is not being widely adopted in South Africa. However, manufacturing plants, particularly local branches of international food and beverage producers, are increasingly investing in treatment facilities enabling them to reuse their own wastewater and achieve zero liquid discharge status.

Africa’s energy stakeholders have made renewable energy, cross border renewable energy trading and flexible energy systems top priorities to help overcome generation shortfalls and take energy access to all citizens. Affordable solar solutions, new hydropower solutions and mini and micro grids are among the solutions set to boom in the next few years.

At IFAT Africa 2021, thousands of decision makers will converge to seek new solutions and partnerships to deliver reliable renewable energy across the continent. A new highlight at IFAT Africa will be the Renewable Energy Zone – Powered by IFAT, supported by a Renewable Energy Track at the IFAT forum, which will present solutions and opportunities across the key renewables sectors. These include solar, wind, hydropower, biomass and biowaste technologies and services.

the Renewable Energy Zone – Powered by IFAT presents the opportunity to showcase renewable energy solutions and technologies at this leading trade fair, to be staged from July 13-15, 2021, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

IFAT Africa will be co-located with food & drink technology Africa and analytica Lab Africa. These co-located events bring science and innovation closer to food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment, for one-stop access to the interconnected value chains in these sectors.