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Hitachi Energy achieves 100% fossil free electricity in own operations

Updated 7 hours ago Hitachi Energy today announced that it has achieved the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan – the use of 100% fossil-free electricity in its own operations1. The company is driving towards being carbon-neutral in its own operations by 20302, in line with its Purpose,... 

Maritzburg College takes the lead in an environmentally responsible solar energy installation

26th January 2022 As a school that is 100% committed to being environmentally responsible, Maritzburg College is proud to showcase its latest initiative – the installation of solar panels covering the roof of the school’s Alan Paton Memorial Hall. The installation of the panels was completed in December 2021 and... 

Green primary iron could help South Africa offset fall in coal export revenues – study 

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2022 Producing carbon-free primary iron in South Africa using green hydrogen direct reduced iron (GHDRI) technology could create a new globally competitive green export industry that could help offset the losses associated with the eventual decline in coal exports, a new study shows. Such exports... 

Repurposed EV battery cells to become vital cog in circular economy – Revov  

By: Irma Venter     25th January 2022 Electric vehicle (EV) batteries are designed to withstand high charge and discharge rates, as well as extreme operating conditions.  However, the current elephant in the room in the EV industry is what happens to the battery when it needs to be replaced, says Revov MD Lance Dickerson. 

GDP growth and power supply stability needed to reduce office vacancies

25th January 2022 By John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate While the South African commercial real estate sector fights to recoup its losses, industry insiders worry that the impact of uncontrollable macroeconomic factors such as a stunted growth outlook, high debt to GDP ratios and anticipated... 

EcoGraf produces first GreenRECARB product

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th January 2022 ASX-listed EcoGraf on Tuesday reported the production of its first GreenRECARB products as part of its global product development program for the new EcoGraf battery anode material (BAM) facility, in Western Australia. GreenRECARB is a recarburiser additive for use in electric arc and induction... 

Mercedes-Benz SA to launch five EVs this year, 8-year battery warranty added 

By: Irma Venter     24th January 2022 Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will introduce five new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) from the global Mercedes-EQ range during 2022. This will form part of a “clear strategic push to position the brand as a global and local leader in the electric vehicle (EV) market”. 

Science, innovation vital for country’s economic recovery, Ramaphosa says 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th January 2022 As South Africa strives to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, science and innovation are playing a prominent role both in the efforts to overcome the disease and to rebuild the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa says in his weekly newsletter. He notes that he recently attended the... 

Africa needs to beef up and integrate infrastructure for AfCFTA to have desired impact

By: Donna Slater     21st January 2022 African nations need to establish and/or reinforce their infrastructure to meet the looming implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), a panel of speakers participating in the UK-Africa Investment Conference, on January 20, have said. “For the African free trade area... 

Centaurus raises A$75m for Jaguar development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st January 2022 ASX-listed Centaurus Metals will raise A$75-million in a share placement to institutional investors to drive the continued development of its owned Jaguar nickel sulphide project in northern Brazil. The company on Friday announced that it would issue more than 64.6-million shares, at a price of... 

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