Date: 8 September 2021
Price: R3 950 excl. VAT
Hydrogen Economy Discussion
Hydrogen Economy Discussion
Is the Hydrogen Economy real or is it hype?
What are the competing scenarios and technologies?
What are the implications and opportunities for South Africa
and the mining industry?
Wednesday 8th September, online
Resources for Africa is pleased to announce an online discussion taking place on the Hydrogen Economy on 8th September.
Amidst much debate around the role of green hydrogen as a key energy vector in a decarbonised world, in South Africa the discussion has centred around what the opportunities for the country might be to become a leading player given its unique position as the world’s largest producer of PGMs and its subsequent huge potential for renewable energy production.
However, a number of key questions remain to be answered: Can improvements in the efficiencies and costs of hydrogen production and distribution be realized to enable South Africa to become a key player? How will renewable energy, and hydrogen, scale to the level needed to meet anticipated demand? What specific policy measures and regulations are required?
This is just the start of a conversation that will take place on the Hydrogen Economy on 8th September. Brought to you by Resources for Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba, this highly focused online discussion will bring together all the key players, including mining companies, OEMs, investors, industry associations, hydrogen equipment suppliers, infrastructure providers and independent advisers, to debate the implications and opportunities of the hydrogen economy for South Africa and the mining industry.
Key topics that will be discussed include:
- What is the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised world?
- Can South Africa position itself as a leading player in the global hydrogen economy?
- How can the South African Government contribute to promoting the development of the local hydrogen industry?
- What regulation and policy initiatives are needed to kick start the hydrogen economy in South Africa?
- What is the role of mining in the hydrogen economy?
- What international and local funding is currently available for green hydrogen projects in South Africa?
- Who is developing green hydrogen projects in South Africa and for which applications?
- And much, much more…
Confirmed speakers so far include:
Fleetwood Grobler, CEO, Sasol
Emanuele Bianco, Programme Officer – Policy, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Cosmas Chiteme, Director: Power, Department of Science and Innovation
Prof. Dmitri Bessarabov, Director: DST National Centre of Competence: Hydrogen Infrastructure, Northwest University
Sifiso Sibiya, Group Executive: Refining and Marketing, Impala Platinum
Vinay Somera, CEO, Isondo Precious Metals
Dr Pierre Voges, CEO, Atlantis Special Economic Zone for Green Technologies
Stefano Marani, MD & CEO, Renergen
Salah Mahdy, Global Market Director for Environmental Hydrogen, Howden
Kevin Eggers, Partner, AP Ventures
James Mackay, Energy Transition Strategy Lead, PwC South Africa
Wilma Swarts, Director of PGMs, Metals Focus
The full programme and speaker line-up will be announced shortly. In the meantime, guarantee your place by registering.
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