Mecosol has its origins in the fossil fuelled fired boiler industry. The damage caused by these fuels has necessitated that a clean alternative for industry is offered. European norms are such that a lot of industrial heat is generated by waste wood which is now a viable energy alternative in South Africa due to our vast biomass stocks.
Mecosol now seeks to partner with community projects like this to use the vegetation removed and then to sell in a sustainable way to industry. The current wood chip requirements in KZN are in excess of 10 000T per month which could see upwards of 1000 community members empowered in supplying this biomass market. The broader plan involves community where the community are empowered to remove alien vegetation. Previously, there have been projects like Working for Water where this has been implemented.