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Drone academy opens its doors

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th March 2023 A new drone academy has been opened in Midrand, Johannesburg, to provide relevant training for a futureproof career in the drone space. The Rectron Drone Academy was launched in partnership between information technology products distributor Rectron and drone manufacturer DJI. 

South Africa must make green hydrogen investment decision in next 12 months

By: Darren Parker     8th March 2023 For South Africa to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the growing global demand for green hydrogen, management consulting firm McKinsey managing partner of South Africa Kannan Lakmeeharan believes swift action is needed to move from feasibility to investment decisions.... 

Hydrogen economy continuing to build, Implats’ Sifiso Sibiya reports 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd March 2023 Momentum in the hydrogen economy is continuing to build, Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya reported when he presented an Implats slide outlining global market trends for the platinum group metals (PGM) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, which this week... 

Global assurance group launches Phase 2 of offshore hydrogen pipeline standards project

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st February 2023 Norway-based global assurance and risk management group DNV has announced that it is launching the second phase of the joint industry project (JIP) to develop a new set of standards, or code, to cover the design, construction, re-qualification and operation of offshore pipelines to transport... 

UK eyeing hydrogen production with keen interest into electrolysis – WPIC

By: Donna Slater     17th February 2023 Platinum investment promoter the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says the launch of the UK’s inaugural Hydrogen Week, demonstrates the growing momentum around the use of hydrogen to help achieve decarbonisation targets in the UK. The event – taking place from February 13 to 19 in... 

BP advances renewable fuels plan in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th February 2023 Energy major BP has marked a milestone at its planned renewable fuels project in Kwinana, Western Australia, with the company now progressing with engineering plans. The Kwinana Renewable Fuels project is part of the global multi-billion dollar investment by BP and will see existing refining... 

FFI hoping to make NZ skies carbon free

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th February 2023 Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has joined a consortium of six international businesses to bring zero-emission aviation to New Zealand. The Hydrogen Consortium’s vision is to support the country to pioneer the commercial deployment of green hydrogen-powered aircraft. 

Promising test results received for Kabanga nickel project in Tanzania

By: Darren Parker     7th February 2023 Test results have indicated that the nickel concentrate from Lifezone Metals’ Kabanga nickel project, in Tanzania, is amenable to processing using the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical (hydromet) technology, with pressure oxidation (Pox) leach extractions for non-optimised test results... 

Lack of functioning mining cadastre also posing risk to renewables projects  

By: Terence Creamer     6th February 2023 The absence of a functional mining cadastre in South Africa, which has been undermining the sector for years, is now having potentially negative knock-on effects for developers of renewable-energy projects, particularly in Mpumalanga – a region where there is still capacity to connect new... 

ENEOS starts green hydrogen plant in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st February 2023 Japanese energy giant ENEOS has officially opened its green hydrogen demonstration plant in Queensland. ENEOS will produce the green hydrogen using its patented electrolysis technology (Direct MCH), powered from renewable energy generated by an onsite 250-kilowatt solar system. 

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