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Green hydrogen community development toolkit launched
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Green Hydrogen South Africa (GHSA), with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), has developed a community development toolkit (CDTK) to support project... 


Nersa approves Sasol Gas’ price application
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on April 29 approved Sasol Gas’ application for a maximum price of gas for the period July 1, this year, to June 30, 2025. This results in the... 


South Africa may curb Shell’s oil exploration over gas-pump exit
10th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s energy ministry signaled it may grant fewer oil exploration permits to Shell over the company’s plans to exit the nation’s fuel-supply business. The oil major is selling its... 


Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


Tunnel section installed emissions-free using battery power
10th May 2024

A standard skidding operation evolved into an opportunity for heavy lifting solutions provider Mammoet to showcase its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of civil projects while minimising... 


Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


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VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...

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Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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Rio-Carb
Rio-Carb

Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...

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Biofuels

Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


Pioneer solution converts paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol
3rd May 2024

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. The solution was announced... 


Farm uses electricity generated from sugar waste
5th April 2024

A farm in the Czech Republic is showing how valuable food crops can be grown using heat and electricity that are generated using biogas produced from agricultural waste. The farm at Suchohrdly,... 


Alternative fuel production to increase during energy transition
22nd March 2024

One of the foreseeable local and global energy transition trends in 2024, and beyond, is that of increased production of transport fuels made of vegetable oils and animal fats in the short term,... 


Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Hydrogen

Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


Patel believes industrial policy needs continued investment to yield full potential
7th May 2024

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has called for rapid scaling up of infrastructure spending, among other urgent initiatives, to ensure current industrial policy can succeed.... 


Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


Shipping tycoon sees first Namibia hydrogen output by year-end
2nd May 2024

Cie Maritime Belge (CMB), a Belgian shipping company, expects green hydrogen production in Namibia to start in the fourth quarter, a project that could see $3.5-billion in investment over the next... 


South Africa aims to set up three JET-aligned skills development zones
24th April 2024

Three Just Energy Transition (JET) skills development zones focusing on renewables and grids, electric vehicles and green hydrogen value chains are proposed for implementation under the larger JET... 


Liquefied Natural Gas

Local supplier establishes LPG division
26th April 2024

Eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa will benefit from cylinder manufacturer Cylinders4Africa’s (C4A’s) establishing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bulk tank supply... 


Cryogenics technology, expertise crucial in future gas economy
18th April 2024

Cryogenics technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important as South Africa plans on leaning into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major source of energy, Howden senior... 


Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Renergen’s helium plant integration nearly complete
28th March 2024

Gas producer Renergen is approaching the final stages of its helium system integration, which will mark a significant step forward in its operations, making South Africa one of only eight countries... 


TNPA boosts energy hub status in the Port of Richards Bay
20th March 2024

State-owned Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) Port of Richards Bay is set to become a key hub for energy trade through the provision of bulk infrastructure to two sites located at the... 


Oil & Gas

Shell to exit South Africa's downstream businesses
6th May 2024

Oil major Shell will divest its majority shareholding from a local South African downstream unit after a comprehensive review of its businesses across all regions, it said on Monday. "As a result... 


Renergen successfully producing liquid helium at Virginia project
6th May 2024

ASX- and JSE-listed gas producer Renergen is now able to liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. Since April 2, the... 


Baker Hughes builds first Namibian mud plant as exploration surges
2nd May 2024

Energy technology company Baker Hughes will construct a new liquid mud plant, and a separate assembly, maintenance and repair base at Namibia's Walvis Bay to cater to booming offshore exploration... 


Draft Gas Master Plan released amid supply ‘cliff’ warnings
29th April 2024

South Africa’s much-delayed draft Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between... 


'End of oil not in sight', OPEC secretary general says
29th April 2024

The end of oil is not in sight, OPEC's top official said, as the pace of energy demand growth means that alternatives cannot replace it at the needed scale, and the focus should be on cutting... 


Pipelines & Storage

Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
23rd April 2024

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


Cryogenics technology, expertise crucial in future gas economy
18th April 2024

Cryogenics technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important as South Africa plans on leaning into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major source of energy, Howden senior... 


Transnet Pipelines welcomes sentencing of two fuel thieves
9th April 2024

State-owned Transnet Pipelines has welcomed the conviction of two fuel theft perpetrators by the Newcastle regional court, in KwaZulu-Natal, on April 8. This follows an operation conducted by the... 


Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Release of Gas Master Plan approved at Cabinet’s last official meeting ahead of May poll
28th March 2024

Cabinet approved the publication of the long-awaited Gas Master Plan for public comment during what was the last formal meeting of the executive ahead of the May 29 election. However, Minister in... 


Refineries & Retail

Shell to exit South Africa's downstream businesses
6th May 2024

Oil major Shell will divest its majority shareholding from a local South African downstream unit after a comprehensive review of its businesses across all regions, it said on Monday. "As a result... 


Rossouw to step down as Sasol CFO in October
2nd May 2024

Petrochemicals company Sasol has announced that CFO and executive director Hanré Rossouw will step down from his position, effective October 31. Sasol has started the process to appoint a... 


DMRE announces petrol price increase, diesel price decrease for May
30th April 2024

The price of petrol, both 93 and 95, will increase by 37c/ℓ as of May 1, while diesel prices will decrease by 30c/ℓ and 36c/ℓ for 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur, respectively, the Department of... 


Tribunal approves Vitol’s buyout of Engen
25th April 2024

The Competition Tribunal has approved the proposed acquisition of petrol station brand Engen by independent energy marketing and trading company Vitol Emerald, subject to a set of competition and... 


Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
23rd April 2024

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


 

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