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TEDA Renewable Energy Roundtable drives powerful Green Economy dialogue

5th July 2022 Across the globe, climate change and the drive to move away from fossil fuels to clean energy has created immense opportunities for renewable energy. This has become one of the leading sectors in the world in terms of investments, driving development of the “Green Economy”. On 28 June 2022, the... 

Mbalula vows EV policy gaps are being discussed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th July 2022 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has assured delegates attending the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) on July 4 that his department is looking at policy gaps on automated and electric vehicles (EVs). This includes policy gaps on charging infrastructure and how EVs will be... 

Major airframe and aeroengine groups jointly conduct 100%-sustainable fuel test flight

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th July 2022 Brazil-based major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it has partnered with US-based major aeroengine group Pratt & Whitney (P&W) to successfully test-fly an Embraer E195-E2 airliner with one of its P&W GTF engines running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight was... 

Public Enterprises considering legal action over 'false and distorted' reports on SAA process

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th July 2022 The South African Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Monday affirmed, in a press release, that it was “seeking legal advice on action to be taken on the leakage of official information and the peddling of false and distorted information” on the process of selecting a strategic equity... 

Mining companies undertaking strategies to unlock net-zero targets

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st July 2022 To address the climate emergency, governments and businesses are responding and mining companies are committing to minimising greenhouse -gas emissions with a goal of reaching net zero by about 2040 or 2050; however, this will be challenging and requires new ways of thinking. This was noted by... 

Negishi refinery sustainable aviation fuel production project, Japan

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2022 TotalEnergies and ENEOS Corporation are conducting a feasibility study to assess the potential production of sustainable aviation fuel from ENEOS' Negishi refinery. 

Carbon capture, use and storage identified in new Sanedi assessment as having huge potential to slash emissions

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th June 2022 The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) has published the first technical assessment on possible pathways to introduce clean coal technology, as well as options for carbon abatement and carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), besides others, at existing or new coal-fired... 

Sasol signs agreement with aircraft company to develop sustainable aviation fuels

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd June 2022 South African chemicals and energy company Sasol signed, on Wednesday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft, on developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology. The MoU is specifically focused on the development of technologies for green... 

Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerators specifically for hybrid-electric aircraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd June 2022 UK-based global major power and propulsion systems and technologies group Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the development of turbogenerator technology, to advance the implementation of hybrid-electric flight. The development included a new small engine specifically designed for use in... 

New mindset at SAA will lead to a profit being turned in future, says CEO

By: Donna Slater     22nd June 2022 The mindset of South African Airways (SAA) has changed with its restructuring and the airline will turn a profit at some point, states SAA CEO John Lamola. In an interview with CNN international business correspondent Richard Quest on the Quest Means Business show on June 20, Lamola said SAA was... 

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