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York Timbers: Sawmill Waste Power Generation


Develop a combined heat and 5MW power plant to utilize sawmill waste. The project will enhance the economic viability of FSC-certified timber production by obtaining carbon credits. 

How it will work:

  • The Incubator worked with York Timbers & a consultant to conduct a feasibility assessment, and recommended that the project proceed into a detailed feasibility stage in preparation for implementation.

Project Partners: York Timbers
Market: CDM
Location: South Africa
Project Types: Renewable Energy
Total Reductions: The initial feasibility assessment showed that the proposed power plant would generate around 53,600 tons of CO2e per year in Emissions Reductions
Status: Feasibility
Contact: Phil Covell [pcovell[at]]
Last Updated: March 2010