Turning a bush problem into a solution
Namibia Breweries’ carbon foot print is set to lower with the inauguration of a state of the art Bio- Mass Boiler, in two weeks time, a first in the country. The Biomass Boiler uses chips produced from invader bush which is a huge problem as it affects agriculture and livestock. This week the O&L Group invited the Minister of Agriculture, Water and forestry, Hon. John Mutorwa and other officials to a site visit at the Teufelsbach site, 30 km north of Windhoek, to witness the harvesting of invader bush. The ministerial team observed the harvesting and processing up to the end product, the wood chips that fuel the boiler. Overshadowed by the colossal equipment used in the process, are from left to right, Stefan Kondzilewski, Director: Organic Energy Solutions, Hon. John Mutorwa, Patricia Hoeksema; O&L Group Manager Corporate Relations, Eike Krafft; Director of Organic Energy Solutions, Wessie van der Westhuizen; NBL Managing Director, and O&L Energy Managing Director, Bernd Walbaum. (Photograph by Musa Carter).