Coega Biomass Centre’s business model leads to a high socio-economic impact for the local region.
When fully operational, the plant will provide over 100 direct jobs with another 700 indirect jobs generated such as surveying, training, harvesting, collection, transportation and processing of biomass inputs. Many of these jobs are foreseen to be generated through new SMME participation throughout the supply chain. These include local harvesting and logistic businesses.
Biomass supply chains exhibits good potential to repurpose, reskill and employ retrenched workers from the local coal and mining industry.