Eternity Power registered as a CDM project

Vuselela Energy is proud to announce that our multi-award winning Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™ clean energy project has been registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project. This innovative project is registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), allowing the clean energy power plant to earn carbon credits for each tonne of carbon offset by its electricity production.

Eternity Power is one of 57 registered stand-alone Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in South Africa and is the only CDM project using patented Thermal Harvesting™ technology. The project not only reduces carbon emissions but also generates an alternative source of clean energy for the Anglo American Platinum Waterval smelter. The Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™ project captures waste heat from the converter cooling circuit at the smelter to generate up to 5MW of electricity which is used by the smelter for its internal power consumption. The plant is registered to offset 15 279 tonnes of CO2 per year. The CDM credit period will run for 10 years.

The Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™ project was developed by Vuselela Energy in collaboration with Anglo American Platinum. The power plant is a first of its kind in the field of clean electricity production.

February 2018 – New Engineers in Training

In January this year, Vuselela Energy welcomed three new Engineers in Training. The new Engineers in Training work at our multi-award winning clean energy power plant, Eternity Power, near Rustenburg in the North West province.  We welcome Khungeka Sidlai, graduate of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT); Philiswa Mdletye, a University of Johannesburg graduate and Sisipho Mntonga, also a graduate of CPUT.

This photo was taken on Valentines Day and features most of the Vuselela Energy team (from left to right) Norbertin Nkoghe Eyeghe, Gomolemo Tlalang, Khungeka Sidlai, Jacques Malan (back), Vinetia Taffa, Philiswa Mdletye (back), Manuel Masole, Thabisile Mwelase and Sisipho Mntonga.

October 2016 – Accenture Innovation Awards

Vuselela Energy was a finalist as a Top Innovative Concept at the annual Accenture Innovation Awards featuring a keynote speech from the CTO at Tesla, JB Straubel. Earlier in 2016, the Accenture Innovation team in South Africa invited Vuselela Energy to participate in the Accenture Innovation Index survey, which annually measures, recognises and rewards innovation in leading South African organisations.

September 2016 – SANEA Renewable Energy Research Excellence Award

Vuselela Energy with its project Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™ has won its fourth award, the Renewable Energy Research Excellence Commercial Application Award.


August 2016 – IChemE Sustainable Technology Award

Vuselela Energy‘s Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™ project has been selected as a finalist for the Sustainable Technology Award by IChemE Global Awards. (more…)

Vuselela Energy featured in ESI Africa

ESI Africa – Africa’s Power Journal – published an interview with Vuselela Director, Vernon Harding. The article features our award winning project Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™.

Download the article here: ESI Africa Issue 2 2016

View the article online here: ESI Thermal Harvesting™