Establishment of a biomass application centre in eThekwini

Lumec were appointed by PRM International, a Dutch-based company, to assist facilitate the establishment of a biomass application centre in KwaMashu, eThekwini. Our roles on the project were to provide services such as stakeholder engagment, project facilitation, business planning, and business development support in implementing various biomass value chains.

PRM (Plant-based Raw Materials) International specialises in the creation of various products from plant-based biomass feedstocks. Products include bio-based plant pots, paper, packaging and bio-composite.

A site will be established in KwaMashu by the eThekwini Municipality and Green Corridors as a pilot facility to stimulate the bio-economy in Durban. The site will process alien invasive species (the main feedstock) into various fibres. These fibres will then be developed into products such as packaging, bio-concrete, and pavers.