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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... 

It’s ‘adapt or die’ for SA carmakers

28th June 2022 The future of the SA carmaking industry depends on how fast we can change our auto policy to embrace the change to New Energy Vehicles, writes Mikel Mabasa, CEO of naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. 

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... 

Cummins offers a quick turnaround, latest technology for marine customers

23rd June 2022 Cummins marine customers have limited time to spend in dock for any repairs or maintenance, which means an effective response and quick turnaround time is essential. To gauge the specific requirements of its marine customer base, and how best to respond to these, the Cummins marine business based... 

A$600m hydrogen refuelling planned for Hume Highway

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd June 2022 Australian companies Hydrogen Fuels Australia (H2FA) and CLARA Energy will build a A$600-million green hydrogen distribution network along the Hume Highway corridor running between New South Wales and Victoria. The first hydrogen refuelling station scheduled to open in 2025.  

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... 

UK quasi-airship design to go into production following agreement with Spanish airline

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th June 2022 UK low carbon aviation technology company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) announced last week that Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum had signed an aircraft reservation agreement for ten of the former’s Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft. The airline is scheduled to start operations with the type in 2026.... 

The latest Airbus airliner has made its first flight

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th June 2022 The Airbus A321XLR single-aisle airliner successfully executed its maiden flight on Wednesday afternoon, the Europe-based major aerospace group has reported. The suffix -XLR stands for extra-long range, and the aircraft is the latest member of the A320neo family to be developed (-neo standing for... 

Policy opportunity for rail infrastructure

By: Sabrina Jardim     17th June 2022 With South Africa’s reliance on commodity exports, which can be handled only in large volumes by rail, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Africa director and transport head Malcolm Hartwell says rail is a more efficient and environment-friendly way of transporting goods, making it crucial that rail... 

Increased interest in gas-powered generators

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th June 2022 Since the lifting of the own-generation licence threshold to 100 MW, interest in using gas for embedded power generation has increased significantly, says gas engine and hybrid power plant specialist Clarke Energy business development manager Kara Neale. The high efficiency of gas-powered... 

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