South Africa
Wastewater treatment
Waste Management
Environmentally responsible

Dolphin Coast Landfill Management (DCLM) (operated by Veolia) would like to find economically viable ways to valorise waste produced from the pulp and paper industry. In their aim to be more sustainable and contribute to a circular economy strategy, DCLM is looking at reducing waste to landfill by seeking solutions utilising innovative methods to valorise dregs (mixture of black and green liquor) and effluent fibre that are produced in large quantities from the pulp and paper production processes. Solutions are invited from, but not limited to, the following sectors:

  • Waste management
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Environmental services
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Industrial biology

Rewards & Benefits 

  • UP to GBP 25,000 seed funding (Subject to T&C)
  • Opportunity to pitch your solution to DCLM/Veolia
  • Collaboration/partnership with DCLM/Veolia
  • Technical support and Mentorship from DCLM/Veolia team
  • Mentorship programme facilitated by KTN
    Sector expertise from KTN
  • Support in the development of a prototype or pilot 
  • Invitation to attend or present at KTN events
  • Investor introductions (if investment is required)
  • Application support for any Innovate UK or similar competitions that are relevant

Click here to apply. 

Full description

Veolia is seeking practical, feasible and economically viable ways to utilise both of these waste streams productively, aligned with new waste regulations related to the Circular Economy. They are looking for solutions harnessing the beneficiation or valorisation possibilities of these materials. Veolia will share technical specs of current waste streams. Any solutions must be scalable across 10,000 tons per annum and be cost-neutral or profitable. 

Technical Requirements

  • Solutions can be incorporated into the landfill site
  • Be able to treat approximately 10-15,000 tons per annum
    Please detail any new infrastructure requirements for this solution
  • Solution must be able to deal with hazardous materials
  • Solution must be applicable in modular format, so it may be scaled progressively



Closing date
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Transportation and storage