What is it?
The Bioenergy Atlas for South Africa collects data related to bioenergy resources and energy sector infrastructure across South Africa.
- Location and estimated volume of available biomass
- Location of electricity, gas & petroleum infrastructure
- Processing facilities for bioenergy feedstocks
- Most data available as SHP files
Why is it Important?
The Bioenergy Atlas consolidates a large amount of data related to the availability of bio resources and supporting infrastructure for bioenergy production, including processing facilities and electricity distribution infrastructure. This data can be used by national, provincial and local government for planning bioenergy (*and other* energy or electricity) programmes, as well as by industry and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in this sector.
How can it be accessed and used?
Underlying data for each of the Atlas data sections can be accessed via SASDI through its search interface. In most cases the data can be downloaded as a zipped Shapefile (SHP) which you can convert to an open format using various online tools like mapshaper.
Medium Voltage Station per Mesozone
Availability of Excess Sugar Bagasse at Sugar Mills
Resource contact name:Department of Science and Technology
Creation or start date:2018-11-20
Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14
Spatial coverage South Africa http://www.geonames.org/953987/south-africa.html