Apply for the 2019 Waste to Wing Enterprise Programme

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Twenty-five small and growing businesses are invited to participate in a business incubation programme hosted by Fetola, designed to equip businesses with tools and resources to scale.  

The programme 

This 18-month Waste to Wing initiative will consist of interactive entrepreneur-led business workshops, mentorship, access to market, investment readiness support, and orientation for selected participants towards certification and standards required to meet Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain standards. 

SMEs in the biomass economy: i.e. alien vegetation removal beneficiation, biomass to energy (including biofuel), biomass transportation, biorefinery activities and related industries are invited to apply. 

Eligibility criteria 

  • SMEs must be operational for more than 1 year
  • The business should be a going concern, sustainable and viable
  • The owner should be involved in the business full-time

How to apply 

  • Applicants must complete an application form by following this link  
  • Please note, no manual applications will be accepted and all applications must be submitted before June 27
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email by mid-August 2019

More about Waste to Wing  

The Waste to Wing project aims to prove the feasibility of a waste-based Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) industry in South Africa ­- it has been investigating the use of ligno-cellulose (woody material) as feedstock for SAF production which could revolutionise the aviation industry as it is more efficient and burns cleaner. The project will also enable 25 SMEs within a new SAF supply chain to adhere to global aviation industry sustainability standards.  

The project is funded by the EU and forms part of the Switch Africa Green Programme, which is implemented by the UN Environmental Programme together with UNOPS and UNDP in seven countries in Africa. It is supported by a range of government departments who participate in the National Technical Coordination Committee-chaired by DEA and is being implemented by a consortium comprising Fetola Foundation (NPC), WWF-South Africa and SkyNRG. If you would like to find out more about this project you can download the additional information HERE

Email waste2wing@fetola.co.za for more information.

Applications open 3 June and close midday 27 June 2019