Prof Görgens receives a Green Fund grant

Prof Johann Görgens of the Department of Process Engineering has received a grant of R2.5 million from Green Fund. Prof Görgens’ project considers the development of new economic opportunities in the sugar industry, by transforming plant material without any useful purpose at the moment into valuable chemicals, fuels and electricity.

“We shall design a number of different options, each with a different combination of products and compare them in terms of effectiveness of conversion, economic possibilities and quantitative environmental impact. Preferred options that perform well in all three categories will be identified,” he said.

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