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Hydrogen News

Coega Green Ammonia, green hydrogen, flat-steel investment make headlines   

9th December 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Coega Green Ammonia project receiving government support to fast-track development; Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande urging collaboration in green hydrogen; and South Africa’s first flat-steel investment in decades,... 

TotalEnergies may buy green power from Fortescue in Papua New Guinea -regulator

By: Reuters     8th December 2022 Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is in talks with TotalEnergies to supply power to the fossil fuel company's Papua liquefied natural gas (LNG) project from a series of proposed renewable energy projects that a senior official says recently completed feasibility assessments. Both companies were... 

WA to study hydrogen exports to Europe

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th December 2022 The Western Australian government will partner with the Netherlands' Port of Rotterdam and German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on a study into fast tracking hydrogen exports from the Oakajee strategic industrial area (SIA) in the Mid-West. The Oakajee SIA has some of... 

WA govt expands Jogmec cooperation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th December 2022 The Western Australian government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (Jogmec), expanding cooperation to include new and renewable energies. New and renewable energies covered by the MoU include hydrogen, methanation, carbon... 

Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution 

By: Martin Creamer     7th December 2022 Diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a binding agreement with First Mode, the specialist engineering technology company it partnered to develop the nuGenTM technology. The agreement is intended to accelerate the commercialisation of the climate-friendly truck and includes Anglo... 

Resources Watch  

7th December 2022 This week: South African green hydrogen technology wins top global recognition and, Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Green hydrogen can be near-future reality with collaboration, says Science Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     7th December 2022 The transition to green hydrogen can be a hugely beneficial reality in the near future with collaboration between companies, countries and knowledge institutions, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande told a just transition event attended by European Commission Joint... 

Higher Education Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande.
Higher Education Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande.

Aussie miners to adjust portfolios in 2023 - KPMG

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th December 2022 A survey conducted by advisory firm KPMG has revealed that a significant number of Australian mining companies would change their portfolio of products towards future-facing commodities in 2023. KPMG Australia’s national mining and metals leader Nick Harridge said the economic shift toward a... 

R100bn green hydrogen/ammonia project secures special status 

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2022 The race towards a just energy transition in South Africa's hardest hit region takes another big step forward with the Coega Green Ammonia project receiving government support to fast-track development. At last week's South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town, Public Works and... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.

Morocco eyes huge hydrogen projects for export to Europe

By: Bloomberg     6th December 2022 Morocco is considering partnering with Gautam Adani – Asia’s richest person – on a large-scale hydrogen project amid a renewable energy push to meet demand at home and in Europe. Authorities are thinking of signing final investment decisions for “at least two competitive industrial projects” in... 

WA invests A$22m to slash green energy approval times

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th December 2022 The Western Australian government has announced a A$22.5-million investment to overhaul environmental approvals in order to shorten the approval timeframes for green energy projects. A new multi-pronged approach will help to drive investment in conventional wind, solar and wave power generators,... 

Hydrogen fed into WA gas network

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th December 2022 Renewable hydrogen has been blended into the Western Australian natural gas network for the first time, as the state’s first high-speed hydrogen refueller officially opened. Natural gas company ATCO has begun blending a small percentage of renewable hydrogen into a portion of the natural gas... 

WA making moves to fuel hydrogen development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th December 2022 The Western Australian government has released draft legislation to support the state’s hydrogen industry and to modernise the existing petroleum legislation. The Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act (PGERA) , the Petroleum... 

Image shows hydrogen container, wind turbine and solar panels

Germany weighs aid for €10bn hydrogen plant in Namibia

By: Bloomberg     6th December 2022 Germany is considering providing aid for a €10-billion hydrogen project in Namibia, according to people familiar with the matter. The country’s State-backed development bank KfW is currently in talks with the Namibian government and the German-South African consortium Hyphen Hydrogen Energy about... 

Anglo’s fuel-cell truck operating ‘akin to its diesel counterpart’ 

By: Irma Venter     5th December 2022 Anglo American’s big nuGen hydrogen-powered truck is currently functioning “akin in operation and cost to its diesel counterpart”, says Anglo American market development principal Fahmida Smith.  The global mining company in May unveiled its nuGen truck, with a 2 MW hybrid battery/hydrogen... 

Image of Anglo American's nuGen fuel-cell truck
Anglo American's nuGen fuel-cell truck

Exploration drilling gaining momentum at Southern Palladium’s Bengwenyama project  

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2022 Exploration drilling is gaining momentum at Southern Palladium’s Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, a large, shallow exploration opportunity on the eastern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. One specific borehole into upper group two (UG2) reef recorded an impressive 800 centimetre... 

From left to right, Joel Nkosi, Johan Odendaal, Terence Goodlace and Daan van Heerden at JSE earlier this year.
Southern Palladium CEO Johan Odendaal interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

BP doubles down on hydrogen as fuel of the future

By: Reuters     5th December 2022 BP chief executive Bernard Looney is betting on hydrogen to power future low-carbon businesses as the governments of major economies stump up cash to develop the fuel to decarbonise. Low-carbon hydrogen already has a big fan-base and is forecast to play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas... 

RWE, Hyphen sign MoU for offtake of 300 000 t/y of green ammonia from Namibia

By: Darren Parker     2nd December 2022 Multinational energy company RWE and green energy developer Hyphen Hydrogen Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could see RWE buy up to 300 000 t/y of green ammonia from Namibia from 2027. Ammonia is one of the most common basic materials in the chemical industry. More... 

Global market for green hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia emerging

By: Darren Parker     2nd December 2022 According to the World Platinum Investment Council, there are signs that a global market in green hydrogen or green hydrogen derivatives is emerging, with more than 80 announcements between 2020 and 2021 for projects or collaborations that relate to global hydrogen or ammonia trade. Based on... 

Renewables deal indicative of South Africans making positive difference, says Seriti Green  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd December 2022 The big renewables deal undertaken by Seriti is indicative of just how passionate South Africans are to make a positive difference for the benefit of future generations, said new Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn of the multi-gigawatt deal that is poised to lighten South Africa’s loadshedding burden... 

Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn.
Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Sasol’s newest nonexec director to bolster its decarbonisation efforts

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd December 2022 JSE-listed Sasol has appointed Andreas Schierenbeck as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from January 1. Schierenbeck is the founder and a director of HH2E, a green hydrogen company dedicated to producing green hydrogen for the German market. 

Seriti, green hydrogen investment and tech make headlines   

2nd December 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Seriti Resources acquiring 100% of Windlab South Africa, H2Global's call for rapid green hydrogen investment; and the South African green hydrogen technology which won top global recognition in Monaco.   

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Seriti, green hydrogen investment and tech make headlines

South African green hydrogen technology wins top global recognition  

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2022 Proudly South African hydrogen technology, which has the potential to slash the cost of green hydrogen, has just won top recognition in Monaco at the principality's inaugural hydrogen forum. The homegrown divergent electrode flow through (DEFT ™) technology, which is already a recipient of South... 

Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager (centre) with Prince of Monaco (left) during award ceremony in Monaco.
Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

South Africa’s green hydrogen commercialisation strategy to be released for comment 

By: Terence Creamer     1st December 2022 Cabinet has approved the publication of the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for public comment. Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said the strategy would seek to ensure that South Africa became a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen and derivatives, and that... 

Green hydrogen

Consortium looks at green energy project in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st December 2022 An energy consortium, consisting of Queensland government-owned energy company CS Energy, Idemitsu Australia, and Energy Estate, will jointly study the feasibility of generating and exporting green ammonia from the Port of Abbot Point near Bowen. The North Queensland Clean Energy (HyNQ) project... 

Australian battery metal players key to South Korea's EV ambition

By: Reuters     30th November 2022 Australia will play a big role in South Korea's ambition to lead the electric vehicle batteries market and diversify from China for its battery metals needs, a top South Korean executive said on Wednesday. Ben Bosung Kim, the MD for steel giant POSCO in Australia, said the company has already... 

Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer 

By: Martin Creamer     30th November 2022 A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market ramp-up instrument that serves as an innovative form of subsidy scheme to smooth out bumps along green... 

Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Photo by Creamer Media
Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Sasol focusing on three green-hydrogen clusters in South Africa 

By: Terence Creamer     29th November 2022 Sasol energy business VP Priscillah Mabelane reports that the JSE-listed group has identified three priority clusters for the roll-out of its green hydrogen strategy, while also supporting government with plans to develop Boegoebaai, in the Northern Cape, into a green hydrogen and derivatives... 

Sasol energy business VP Priscillah Mabelane
Photo by Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
Sasol energy business VP Priscillah Mabelane

Amplats progressing with Hydrogen Valley value addition

By: Donna Slater     29th November 2022 The Hydrogen Valley project has helped platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) map out a blueprint for the ‘art of the possible’ for green hydrogen to develop and scale up in South Africa, Amplats market development principal Fahmida Smith has noted. The Hydrogen Valley... 

South Africa unveils R300bn green-hydrogen pipeline as it states ambition to be ‘destination of choice’ 

By: Terence Creamer     29th November 2022 A R300-billion investment pipeline has been identified under South Africa’s Green Hydrogen National Programme, which has been designated as a Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) for accelerated development under the country’s Infrastructure Development Act. Speaking at the South Africa Green... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech  

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2022 Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for smelting. The Australian Stock Exchange-listed exploration and resources development company, which... 

Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Podium CEO Sam Rodda interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Meridian taps Woodside as hydrogen partner

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th November 2022 New Zealand power company Meridian has tapped ASX-listed Woodside Energy as its preferred partner for the development stage of the Southern Green Hydrogen (SGH) project in New Zealand. Woodside was selected after an extensive competitive bidding process based on its capability and experience in... 

R4-trillion needed for South Africa’s hydrogen economy, PIC declares 

By: Martin Creamer     28th November 2022 South Africa’s State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) stated on Monday that more than R4.3-trillion is required for the development of the hydrogen economy, which it declared positive for people, planet, and client portfolios. The hydrogen investment strategy of the PIC, which has... 

Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.
Photo by Siemens
Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.

Nersa calls for comments on gas, renewable energy and hydrogen partnership strategy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th November 2022 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited stakeholders to provide written comments on the issues raised in the consultation document concerning the development of the strategy for a gas, renewable energy and hydrogen partnership in South Africa. The consultation document... 

South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds  

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2022 South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight sustainability solutions for mining. From his perspective, South African mining economy is at the... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
Siemens Large Drives' Oliver Beck, Tim Walwyn talk to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd, Shadwyn Dickinson. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Pictures: Donna Slater.

Platinum’s hydrogen economy role is just transition enabler, Mapungubwe highlights 

By: Martin Creamer     24th November 2022 The strategic role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the creation of a hydrogen economy is the key supporting element of the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET-IP) unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Mapungubwe Institute for... 

Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection researcher Dr Nqobile Xaba.
Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection researcher Dr Nqobile Xaba.

South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd November 2022 South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the opening comment of outgoing Mineral Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, who anchored the second of... 

Roger Baxter.
Roger Baxter.

ReNu raises cash for green hydrogen hopes

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2022 ASX-listed ReNu Energy will raise A$4.5-million in a share placement to advance its green hydrogen opportunities in the Northern Territory and Indonesia. The junior company has received firm commitments for the placement of 75-million new shares at a price of 6c each from professional and... 

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