yro Carbon Energy (PCE) is an energy and synfuels technology company with offices in Botswana and South Africa. Our business focus is on technology development and licensing and commercialization of modular , scalable , micro-sized synthetic fuels production plants.

Energy is critical for sustainable development, particularly in the developing World. The use of clean technology aims to address the challenges related to the exploitation of available resources whilst optimising recoverable energy products. A number of countries in Africa and elsewhere host vast coal and shale oil resources which have the potential to positively transform their respective economies with minimal adverse environmental impacts.

We design, manufacture, install, commission and maintain pyrolysis plant. We also license the CHR Technology.

We at PCE are ready to provide solutions that harness energy products from a wide range of non-renewable and renewable resources. These solutions shall be further enhanced and optimized through research and development aimed at improving operational efficiency and value added products.

We provide the full project life cycle services (concept, feasibillty, engineering design, construction and commissioning) utilising in-house expertise and, where necessary, outsourcing to specialist organisations.

For every CHR-based operation, irrespective of the ownership arrangement, PCE retains responsibility for the core process components of the CHR technology. These components include the reactor and condenser and the associated control system.


To lead in clean innovative pyrolysis based technology solutions


To provide innovative solutions that unlocks coal, oil shale, waste and biomass resource value

Our Values

Value Behaviours
Innovation We shall ensure that our systems, process, technology and expertise stay current through continual improvement.
Inspired Leadership Our leaders shall be passionate about our business and be willing to serve industry and community.
Humility and Respect We will stay humble in our achievements and show respect to all humans and our environment.
Corporate Citizenship We will give back to society wherever we operate because it is the right thing to do.
People Growth We shall continually raise the bar by encouraging high performance and development of our people.
Leading by Example Our leaders shall be exemplary and encouraged to inspire staff wherever the company operates.
Integrity We will honour our commitments and conduct business transparently and lawfully.

meet the team

The leadership of PCE comprise its two co-founders, Michael Mogopa and Daniel Botha. The team’s prime objective is to provide strategic direction, sustained growth and ensure strict adherence to governance. The leadership further ensures that the company, through its executive management, returns value to its investors, comply with statutory obligations wherever it operates, becomes a model corporate citizen and, importantly, is sustainable.

Michael Mogopa – Co-Founder

Michael Mogopa holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and an MSc in GIS. He has over 27 years experience in mining, mineral exploration and consulting. Michael was until 31st March 2015 an executive director in Geoflux responsible for geoscience services. Since leaving consulting, Michael is using his knowledge, experience and extensive contacts to development of new business ventures in the energy and water sectors.

Daniel E Botha – Co-Founder

Daniel Botha attained his B.Eng (Mechanical) degree in 1986 and then went on to complete his M.Eng degree, majoring in control systems. He has over 25 years of experience as an engineer and has been exposed to many industry sectors including petro-chemical, steel, paper & pulp, sugar and nuclear. He is currently focussed on the energy industry and especially since 2008, on the extraction of high value fuels from carbonaceous materials.

strategic partnerships

PCE aims to established partnerships with key institution both in the public and private sectors. The first of these being our partnership with Botswana Institute of Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI). PCE and BITRI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on furthering research and technology development on our CHR process and products. Through this collaboration, the two parties shall conduct research aimed at enhancing CHR technology and importantly developing other technologies that add value to CHR products, e.g., conversion of pyrolysis oil into fuels and other chemicals. As per the MOU, the parties have established the CHR Laboratory and Research and Development (R&D) facility at the BITRI B Campus along Samora Machel Road in Gaborone.

membership and registration

PCE is a registered member of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) under the Clean Tech category. BIH is mandated to support new ventures and existing companies as well as attract companies, universities, research institutions and advanced training institutes to establish in the Botswana Innovation Hub. This development is intended to transform Botswana into a technology-driven and knowledge based economy by promoting a culture of innovation and competitiveness of its associated companies and knowledge–based institutions. BIH focuses on the following sectors; Mining; ICT; Bio-tech and Energy and Environment.