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Hydrogen News

Hydrogen plan isn’t very green under US infrastructure deal

By: Bloomberg     2nd August 2021 Building a hydrogen-based energy system in the US, which some analysts call key to fighting climate change, would be based largely on fossil fuels under the bipartisan infrastructure bill heading for a Senate vote. The legislation provides for $8 billion in spending to establish at least four... 

Southern Africa part of Germany’s platinum-boosting green hydrogen strategy  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2021 Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a lot of importance in recent months in the context of limiting global warming and meeting the world’s decarbonisation goals. In Germany, the increased... 

Picture of Dr Jan Olwoch moderating green hydrogen atlas event.
Green Hydrogen Atlas Africa data validation workshop covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Isondo project showcasing intent in green hydrogen in South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd August 2021  The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable advantage in using its natural resources to help reindustrialise its economy and this is being supported by various policies and initiatives. One such initiative is the start of the construction process for fuel cell components... 

An image of Isondo founder and CEO Vinay Somera
Vinay Somera

Anglo working towards collaborative decarbonised energy advance across South Africa  

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Anglo American, which will have all of its South American operations on renewable energy by the end of next year, is working towards trying to achieve a collaborative multi-company government- and Eskom-linked decarbonised energy advance across South Africa. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 

Mark Cutifani interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani speaks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Ramaphosa sees big green economy opportunity in ‘bold’ climate commitment 

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is time for South Africa to “grasp the nettle” and embark on a “transformative path” towards a climate-resilient society both to fulfil its moral obligations in the face of an intensifying crisis, but also to seize the economic and job opportunities that are... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Govt expands ARENA footprint

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th July 2021 The resources sector has welcomed the federal government’s decision to expand the functions of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the next generation of low emissions technologies that will reduce emissions and create new economic opportunities and jobs. New regulations... 

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Fortescue's FFI strikes hydrogen deal in India

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th July 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue’s green energy arm, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has entered into a framework agreement with JSW Future Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian power producer JSW Energy, to explore opportunities to develop green hydrogen projects in India. Under the agreement,... 

Use COP26 to position South Africa as destination of choice for rapid decarbonisation investment – Moosa

By: Terence Creamer     29th July 2021 Deputy chair of South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) Valli Moosa has presented an upbeat assessment of the country’s ability to position itself as a preferred global destination for foreign and domestic decarbonisation investment. Speaking during a hydrogen-focused webinar on... 

Photo of Presidential Climate Commission deputy chair Valli Moosa speaking during a green hydrogen webinar
Presidential Climate Commission deputy chair Valli Moosa speaks during a green hydrogen webinar

Anglo on trajectory towards becoming minerals solutions provider  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, which shot the lights out on Thursday with the presentation of an all-time record set of half-year results, is on its way to becoming a minerals solutions provider rather than a digger of holes. The London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo is... 

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Anglo American results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

World-beating Anglo reports record half-year earnings of $12.1bn 

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday reported a record half-year financial performance in its position as the best of the world’s top-five global mining companies. Anglo calculates that its elevated global position is poised to continue, assisted by its superior depth, breadth... 

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Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani

Computing, food tech among many new PGM opportunity areas ­– Anglo Platinum  

By: Martin Creamer     28th July 2021 The computing world is an opportunity area for platinum group metals (PGMs), along with food technology, alloy development, medical advance, waste control, battery and storage  – and that is on top of the now much-celebrated and pervasive green hydrogen feedstock phenomenon. JSE-listed Anglo... 

Picture of Natascha Viljoen from Creamer Media files.
Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Gauteng making strides in green hydrogen economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th July 2021 Only green hydrogen can store and effectively distribute renewable energy to where it is needed at scale, and Gauteng is spearheading some developments in this regard, Jak Koseff, who is special adviser to the Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, has said. Koseff is also one of the leads on... 

An image of adviser to Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Jak Koseff
Jak Koseff

South Africa must capitalise on natural resources to spur green hydrogen economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th July 2021 The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable advantage to use its endowment of natural resources to help reindustrialise its economy, as well as for the country to play a leading role in the transition to carbon-neutral world, chemicals company AECI chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele... 

An image of AECI chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele
Dr Khotso Mokhele

Hydrogen offers considerable potential for South Africa, industry stalwart says

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th July 2021 There is a consensus that green hydrogen will be central in the transition to a carbon-neutral society, and therefore, the green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable opportunity to use its endowment of natural resources to play a leading role. This was indicated by the former head... 

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Professor Katsuhiko Hirose

Anglo Platinum evaluating multiple renewable energy forms  

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2021 As a result its geographic distribution across South Africa, the Anglo American group is collectively evaluating options to access multiple forms of renewable energy, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Natascha Viljoen said on Monday. The JSE-listed company has already completed the design and... 

A side view of the Amplats CEO during the July 2021 results presenetation.
Anglo American Platinum presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

High-flying Anglo Platinum’s stakeholders receive nigh-R40bn boost 

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2021 The strong operational and financial performance of platinum group metals company Anglo American Platinum in the six months to June 30 translated into nearly R40-billion worth of benefits for stakeholders including the fiscus, local and doorstep suppliers and communities. In light of the impact... 

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Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen

Metals make climate change mitigation possible – Citi Research 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2021 In a rapid electrification scenario, metals have the ability to bring about the reduction of close to 1 000 gigatonnes (Gt) of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, Citi Research states in a note that examines the metals industry’s potential contribution to climate change mitigation over... 

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Complying with the Paris agreement on climate change mitigation.

Orion Minerals, SAIMM, Anglo American make headlines   

23rd July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news that over 14 000 South Africans own shares in Orion minerals, which is good support for local minerals exploration; a mine has achieved a massive earnings boost following the employment of four more people and guided by a value driver tree... 

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Orion Minerals, SAIMM, Anglo American make headlines

Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2021 Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin is being seen around the world, particularly in the US, along with growth in demand for platinum exchange traded funds (ETFs), mainly out of North America and Europe,  World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) head of research Trevor Raymond said... 

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WPIC Research Head Trevor Raymond interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.

Sasol joins the Hydrogen Council

By: Yvonne Silaule     22nd July 2021 Chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined the Hydrogen Council, with the aim to help secure the future of hydrogen in South Africa The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative consisting of more than 120 companies from across the hydrogen value chain, with a united vision and long-term... 

South Africa poised to become a global player in the green hydrogen space – DTIC  

By: Donna Slater     16th July 2021 South Africa has the raw materials, knowledge and ambition to become a significant global player in the green hydrogen space, says Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) acting chief director for special economic zones (SEZs) Thami Klassen. He says the Industrial Development... 

Thami Klassen
South Africa has a solid foundation upon which to build its hydrogen economy – DTIC

Hydrogen economy, ICMM report, unlisted mining companies make headlines   

16th July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how thirty-million jobs can be created with the hydrogen economy; mining-dependent countries have significantly improved in the 23 years up to 2018; and why unlisted mining companies should be made to sign the King Code.   

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Hydrogen economy, ICMM report, unlisted mining companies make headlines

Hydrogen economy can create 30-million jobs, Japanese professor calculates  

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2021 Thirty-million jobs can be created through the introduction of the hydrogen economy to decarbonise the world, HyWealth founder and CEO Professor Katsuhiko Hirose said on Wednesday. While hydrogen is currently more expensive than fossil fuel, green hydrogen will be the cheapest solution by 2050,... 

An image of HyWealth founder and CEO Professor Katsuhiko Hirose
Nedbank CIB’s green economy webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

WPIC encourages use of platinum-using PEMs for overcoming energy storage problems

By: Donna Slater     14th July 2021 The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that, as renewable energy solutions are increasingly rolled out around the globe, technologies that can smooth their power deliverance are also increasingly being needed to ensure power generated by renewables can be used efficiently. The WPIC... 

Life in mining-dependent countries significantly improved – ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2021 Life in mining-dependent countries has improved significantly in the 23 years leading up to 2018, with strong governance the key to improving socio-economic well-being, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said on Wednesday. A report that analysed 41 social metrics grouped under... 

A picture of the CEO of the International Coiuncil on Mining and Metals
ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan

Major green energy hub tipped in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th July 2021 The Western Australian government has welcomed the proposal for a major hydrogen hub in the state, which could scale-up to become one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects. An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy has... 

Image of hydrogen tanks and wind turbines

Howden joins Hydrogen Council to accelerate clean energy development

By: Donna Slater     13th July 2021 Mission-critical air and gas handling solutions provider Howden has joined global CEO-led hydrogen energy initiative the Hydrogen Council in an effort to add its value to the growing development and adoption of hydrogen as a clean source of energy. Howden CEO Ross Shuster says that, by joining... 

Resources Watch  

7th July 2021 Cash-pumping but lossmaking Wescoal to broaden from coal to energy; and, Hydrogen represents huge moment of opportunity for South Africa 

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Resources Watch

CSIRO launches hydrogen RD&D

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th July 2021 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will undertake a A$5-million hydrogen research, development and demonstration (RD&D) international collaboration programme. The programme is aimed at strengthening research connections, collaboration and knowledge sharing... 

FFI flies through June targets

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th July 2021 The energy arm of iron-ore major Fortescue, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on Tuesday announced that it had completed all of its key projects targeted for June 30, as part of its initial decarbonisation target. FFI in March this year announced several key projects, including developing a ship... 

Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
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Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest

Sasol, IDC team up to stimulate South Africa’s green-hydrogen industry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th July 2021 JSE-listed Sasol and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly advance South Africa’s green-hydrogen economy. In a joint statement, the two companies said the memorandum recognised that South Africa was in a unique position to... 

Power lines with Sasol's Secunda complex in the background
Photo by Creamer Media
Power lines with Sasol's Secunda complex in the background

Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President 

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2021 Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Monday. Writing in his From the Desk of the President column, Ramaphosa placed mineral and... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

KfW issues RFI for €200m South African green-hydrogen programme 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd July 2021 A request for Information (RFI), aimed at gathering information on potential green hydrogen project opportunities in South Africa, has been released. The RFI has been issued by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Meridian Economics on behalf of German development bank... 

KfW issues RFI for €200m South African green-hydrogen programme

Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines   

2nd July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Anglo American partnership that has seen the use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa as part of a decarbonisation initiative; hydrogen being touted as a huge moment of opportunity... 

Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines
Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines

Resources Watch  

30th June 2021 This week: Carbon capture a helpful decarbonisation tool; and, Black-women-owned platinum fuel cell group working on 15 deployment projects 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Colombia to launch road map to develop hydrogen as fuel - Minister

By: Reuters     30th June 2021 Colombia will launch plans in September to develop the production and use of hydrogen as a long-term clean energy source, the Minister of Mines and Energy said on Tuesday, while voicing hope this year's oil and gas auction will be successful. The South American country will publish a road map to... 

Commonwealth launches draft CCS method for ERF

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th June 2021 The Commonwealth government has invited public consultation on a draft carbon capture and storage (CCS) method for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Accelerating the commercial deployment and uptake of CCS will help to significantly reduce Australia’s emissions while protecting industries and... 

Hydrogen represents huge moment of opportunity for South Africa – AP Ventures  

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2021 Hydrogen represents a huge moment of opportunity for South Africa, AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly said on Monday. AP Ventures began investing along the generally platinum group metals- (PGMs-) linked hydrogen value chain as long ago as 2013 and the $320-million committed in AP... 

AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly
AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer
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