oa CSIR Science Scope - Massive economic growth potential to be unlocked by the Biocomposites Centre of Competence : enabling technologies
|Article Title||Massive economic growth potential to be unlocked by the Biocomposites Centre of Competence : enabling technologies|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||48 - 49|
The potential size of a fully developed biocomposites industry in South Africa is estimated at R300 to R350 million per annum for rural fibre production, and R2 to R2.5 billion per annum for final (manufactured) products. A Biocomposites Centre of Competence was created with core funding by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and co-investment from the CSIR, as a catalyst to unlock the potential of this industry.
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