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Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2016 The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who spoke at the launch by Impala Platinum (Implats) of a fuel cell forklift and hydrogen refuelling... 

Hydrogen fuel cell technology under the lens in Cape Town  

By: Kim Cloete     18th August 2015 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working with other government departments to plan the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell technology in agricultural parks in South Africa, as well as in schools and clinics. DST director-general Phil Mjwara told the Hydrogen South Africa (HySA)... 

“Fuel cells can keep the lights on in rural South Africa” – Professor Ben Turok speaking at an Anglo American Platinum workshop

     27th May 2015 Speaking at the recent stakeholder engagement workshop hosted by Anglo American Platinum Limited (“Anglo American Platinum” or the “Company”), Ballard and the Institute for African Alternatives, the director of the Institute for African Alternatives, Professor Ben Turok, highlighted the gap that... 

Hydrogen research laboratories launched

By: Bruce Montiea     30th January 2015 As part of government's response to the global challenge of energy security, its hydrogen and fuel cell technologies programme - Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) - and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Batteries Research Centre, aim to develop new types of materials to... 

New HySA centre to promote PGM beneficiation, SA’s hydrogen economy 

By: Leandi Kolver     27th November 2014 The work of the newly launched Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure facilities located at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, would promote South Africa’s hydrogen economy, as well as the beneficiation of platinum-group metals (PGMs), CSIR CEO Sibusiso... 

DST launches alternative energy solution 

By: SANews, SA government news service     19th November 2014 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has officially launched the innovative 2.5 kW hydrogen fuel cell power generator prototype unit at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The generator demonstrates South Africa's innovative capabilities in the emerging hydrogen and fuel cell... 

Company assists in platinum beneficiation research programme

By: Ilan Solomons     8th August 2014 The Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre, at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, installed induction heating solutions company Hot Platinum's (HPT's) high-temperature vacuum furnace for a project funded by Department of Science... 

Fuel cell technology launches SA into the future

     19th February 2014 When the fuel cell industry takes off it will be a multibillion dollar industry, generating thousands of jobs and significant wealth. Thanks to an ambitious state-of-the-art scientific programme, South Africa is ready for its slice of this pie, says Dr Olaf Conrad, Director of the HySA/Catalysis... 

Centre of SA’s hydrogen and fuel cell technologies universe

     7th February 2014 A smart new building at the top of the University of Cape Town’s upper campus is the backdrop for one of South Africa’s most exciting energy research projects. Here the HySA (Hydrogen South Africa) Catalysis Centre, part of the South African government’s flagship programme in hydrogen and fuel... 

South Africa’s PGM beneficiation ambitions will stand or fall on knowledge linkages

By: Terence Creamer     13th September 2013 South Africa should urgently invest in the development of the human resources and knowledge linkages required to maximise the economic and social benefits associated with its large-scale platinum-group metals (PGMs) endowments or risk losing out on the value-addition opportunities, newly released... 

SA's PGM beneficiation ambitions will stand or fall on knowledge linkages 

By: Terence Creamer     30th August 2013 South Africa should urgently invest in the development of the human resources and knowledge linkages required to maximise the economic and social benefits associated with its large-scale platinum group metals (PGMs) endowments or risk losing out on the value-addition opportunities, newly released... 

SA advances hydrogen strategy with launch of new research centre

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th June 2013 South Africa is further advancing its strategy of developing commercial activities in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the launch of the Hydrogen South African (HySA) Infrastructure Centre of Competence (CoC) in the North West province. The HySA Infrastructure CoC is co-hosted by the... 

SA advances hydrogen strategy with launch of new research centre 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd June 2013 South Africa is further advancing its strategy of developing commercial activities in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the launch of the Hydrogen South African (HySA) Centre of Competence (CoC) in the North West province. The HySA Infrastructure CoC is co-hosted by the North-West... 

Technology Innovation Agency CEO outlines his lab-to-market priorities for 2013

By: Keith Campbell     25th January 2013 Established in 2008 and falling under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) exists to encourage, facilitate and help technological innovation in South Africa across the whole economy, with the intent of bringing socioeconomic benefits... 

Implats and DST join hands to further hydrogen research

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     31st October 2012 Platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) is partnering with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the development of hydrogen and fuel-cell products, announcing that it would cofund a R6-million niche project over three years. The project involves using South African... 

Five hydrogen, fuel cell development projects under way

     31st August 2012 Five research and development projects in the UK, supported by government, will accelerate the adoption of energy systems that use hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies, which will incorporate them into everyday use, the UK Technology Strategy Board says. 

SA aims to use fuel cell research as an innovation, beneficiation catalyst 

By: Schalk Burger     11th May 2012 The engagement of South Africa with the potential benefits of fuel cells is centred on the strategic use of the country’s natural resources, including minerals, energy resources and technical skills, says South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (Saasta) science communication... 

SA aims to use fuel cell research as an innovation, beneficiation catalyst

By: Schalk Burger     11th May 2012 The engagement of South Africa with the potential benefits of fuel cells is centred on the strategic use of the country’s natural resources, including minerals, energy resources and technical skills, says South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (Saasta) Science Communication... 

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