South Africa to start manufacturing and commercialising hydrogen fuel cell technology

Hanno Labuschagne

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South Africa to start manufacturing and commercialising hydrogen fuel cell technology

After over a decade of research and development around hydrogen fuel technology, President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is now ready to manufacture and commercialise hydrogen fuels technology.

The President said this when he responded to a debate on the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.

“For more than a decade, government has been working with various partners, including the private sector and academia, to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery storage technologies.

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rustypup

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"to provide clean energy"

So. Much. Stoopid.

All the stoopid.

Stoopid all the way down. So SOP for the ANC.
 

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It is a good idea use the sun to split the H2O and use the hydrogen .
But like any thing our government touches turns to #$%^
 

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This seems to be driven to a degree by the fact that the fuel cells use platinum but are hydrogen fuel cells superior to some of the advanced battery technologies available or under development?

In the past there was an argument that the production and storage of the hydrogen made these types of fuel cell a less attractive proposition than they might seem.
 

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10 years in development, wow!

Impressed..

So pay tell, why can't government work with some partners in the private sector and academia to sort out Eskom once & for all?


I mean, as Jeremy would say, how hard can it be?
 

grok

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10 years in development, wow!

I'm impressed at what we can do together..

So pray tell why can't government work with some partners to sort out Eskom once & for all?

Oh wait, less gravy..
 
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This government cant even boil water to make steam.
Now this .
If they are involved doomed to failure before it even starts.
 

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Yoy, please tell us where the factory is as I do not want to live anywhere near it. The ANC regime and hydrogen; what could possibly go wrong - see the okes on the Hindenberg.
 

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This seems to be driven to a degree by the fact that the fuel cells use platinum but are hydrogen fuel cells superior to some of the advanced battery technologies available or under development?

In the past there was an argument that the production and storage of the hydrogen made these types of fuel cell a less attractive proposition than they might seem.
It's more that battery tech advances mean that hrdrogen will have a tough time being competitive in terms of cost and safety, would doubt mass scale consumer hydrogen applications before at least late 2030s.
 
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