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An image showing TE H2 and VERBUND signing a memorandum of understanding with Tunisia to study the implementation of a large green hydrogen project, H2 Notos
TotalEnergies JV, Austrian firm join forces on proposed Tunisian green hydrogen project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TE H2, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and EREN Groupe, together with Austrian electric company VERBUND, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tunisia to study the... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Just Share unhappy that its question was not addressed at AMSA’s AGM
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit activist organisation Just Share has accused ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) of sub-par AGM governance because the chairperson closed the company’s AGM on May 24 before addressing a... 


Hydrogen Council CEO Ivana Jemelkova
Hydrogen Council appoints CEO
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global CEO-led initiative the Hydrogen Council has appointed Ivana Jemelkova as CEO, following an extensive, international search. Jemelkova is a recognised leader in energy and sustainability,... 


Sasol chairperson Stephen Westwell
Westwell to retire as Sasol chairperson
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stephen Westwell will, on June 1, retire as nonexectutive director and chairperson of chemicals and energy group Sasol, after having served on the board for 12 years. Lead independent director... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


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... 


Scatec's Kalkbult solar plant
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... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Patel believes industrial policy needs continued investment to yield full potential
7th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

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.... 


An image showing Air Products hydrogen dispensing unit and trailer
Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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... 


CMB CEO Alexander Saverys
Shipping tycoon sees first Namibia hydrogen output by year-end
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

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... 


Workers unstalling solar panels
South Africa aims to set up three JET-aligned skills development zones
24th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

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... 


Green hydrogen symbol on a tank
Nelson Mandela University-led consortium to develop green hydrogen feasibility study
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A consortium led by Nelson Mandela University and boutique consultancy firm Ikigai Group has won a UK Government grant under the South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions... 


LPG gas bottles
Project envisions rollout of smart LPG, solar systems, hydrogen stoves to 3.51m indigent households
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company Kili Energy is spearheading a large-scale initiative, the Kili Energy Clean Energy Democratisation Project, to provide smart liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters and... 


direct reduced iron pellets
Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Experts proffer suggestions for South Africa's green hydrogen projects to secure financing
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is sufficient funding available for South Africa to progress its green hydrogen objectives, however, certain elements need to be addressed for this to materialise. This was outlined by... 


Speakers outline opportunities for PGMs in the hydrogen market
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen could play a key role in addressing South Africa’s pressing energy challenges and platinum group metals (PGM) will have a pivotal role to play in the hydrogen economy, as the metals are a... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


A Rolls-Royce SAF test flight
Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


Sasol president and CEO Simon Baloyi
Sasol streamlines its executive committee’s portfolios
3rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed energy and chemicals company Sasol has streamlined the portfolios of the members of its group executive committee, with effect from April 1. This involves changes to important functions... 


An image of GE Vernova’s Sub-Saharan Africa gas power service MD Kenneth Oyakhire.
Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


Chieta CE Yershen Pillay
Chieta announces new green hydrogen qualifications, skills programmes
4th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Chemical Industries Training and Education Authority (Chieta) will be registering new qualifications on green hydrogen and offering specialised skills programmes relevant to growing the green... 


Green Hydrogen tank, wind turbines and solar panels
UK Hydrogen Week highlights green hydrogen investments
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Following its inauguration last year, UK Hydrogen Week is taking place once again, from February 26 to March 3. The World Platinum investment Council says more than 6 300 individuals and 110... 


Air Liquide subsidiary chooses local BBBEE partner
1st March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (ALLISA) has appointed investment holding company Community Investment Holdings (CIH) as its local broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) partner,... 


Acting TFR CEO Russell Baatjies and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler (seated at centre) sign the agreement, in front of their respective teams, including (standing from left to right) Mario Klaasen, Loven Naidoo, Bonginkosi Mabaso, Pierre Koch, Pierre Taljaard and Kevin Govender, with Ayanda Mokhesi seated to the left of Baatjies and Brad Griffith and David Mokomela seated to Grobler’s right
Cabinet and business praise Sasol and TFR for ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership to repair 128 ammonia tankers
29th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Both Cabinet and organised business have lauded the five-year public-private partnership agreement between Sasol and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), under which the energy and chemicals group will... 


The site of the proposed green hydrogen production facility
Lhyfe seeking approval for planned 20 MW green hydrogen plant in the UK
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green hydrogen development company Lhyfe is planning to build, if plans are approved, a 20 MW green hydrogen production facility in Wallsend, North Tyneside, in the UK. The proposed facility will... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


Lineworkers work on a high-voltage powerline
Settling on funding solutions for expedited grid infrastructure set as a Just Energy Transition Investment Plan priority
27th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finalising funding solutions for the expedited expansion of South Africa’s electricity transmission grid has been identified as a key priority for the Just Energy Transition (JET) project... 


Australian scientists make progress in dealing with hydrogen embrittlement of steel
26th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Australian researchers have made a step forward in addressing perhaps the biggest single obstacle to the large-scale roll-out of the hoped-for hydrogen economy: hydrogen embrittlement. This is the... 


A Sasol sign at its Secunda plant
Sasol reports 34% decline in half-year profit
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Sasol reported on Monday a decline of 34% in half-year profit, mainly due to weaker oil and petrochemical prices as well as higher costs. Sasol, the world's biggest producer of fuels and chemicals... 


BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


H2 gas sign
South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) this week hosted key South African private and public sector delegates and a high-profile Japanese business delegation at a green hydrogen seminar, in... 


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