NOVEAL has established a JV company in Botswana with the objective to pursue its Hybrid Smart Mini Grid initiative. The pilot project involves construction of 3.4 MW biogas production facility using Napier grass, abattoir waste and poultry manure as substrates for producing biogas via anaerobic digestion process. Biogas will be purified into bio-methane (CH4 > 98%) and transported in high-pressure cylinders via road network. The main part of bio-methane will be used for direct combustion at the Lobatse Clay bricks factory. The remaining part will be used as a fuel for small-scale CHP units intended for distributed power generation together with solar PV plants at select customers’ sites.