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Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimise the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are technologies available today to reduce this loss. A new Danfoss Impact paper reveals that with hydrogen production set to […]

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Why some companies are ahead in the race to net zero

Why some companies are ahead in the race to net zero  A new study finds that companies around the world have not made much progress in comprehensively measuring and reducing their carbon emissions over the past year.     As climate-related disasters intensify in frequency and severity, so does the economic impact on communities and businesses.

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WhyAfrica ready to visit critical minerals hub

WhyAfrica ready to visit critical minerals hub    The first leg of WhyAfrica’s 2023 Road trip kicks off next week. This year the Road trip will take us through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, western Zambia, the Moxico province of Angola, the Copperbelt in Zambia, south-eastern Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa. We expect to

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The role of electric vehicles in SA’s energy transition

The role of electric vehicles in SA’s energy transition  In a keynote address delivered at the 15th Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town, Dr Titus Mathe, CEO of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), unpacked the role that electric vehicles can play to facilitate the country’s much-needed energy transition. The driving force behind

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New testbed boosts African solutions for sustainable energy storage

New testbed boosts African solutions for sustainable energy storage A new indoor energy storage testbed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, will strengthen Africa’s ability to support local players in the battery value chain, thereby boosting the continent’s capabilities in renewable energy storage. The collaboration falls within the ambit

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Africa should harness the untapped potential of excess heat as energy source

Africa should harness the untapped potential of excess heat as energy source New research focussing on excess heat as a potential source of energy by Danish engineering group Danfoss could provide a roadmap for Africa to harness untapped potential in energy recovery and pave the way for a cleaner, more efficient future. The Danfoss whitepaper,

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COP28 President-Designate says oil and gas sector needs to up the game on climate action

COP28 President-Designate says oil and gas sector needs to up the game on climate action Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 UAE President-Designate has emphasised the integral role that the oil and gas industry plays in solving the climate challenge during his keynote remarks at S&P Global’s CERAWeek in Houston, Texas.  Speaking at the plenary on

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African mining can make the most of energy transition

African mining can make the most of energy transition With the global energy transition gathering pace, it is imperative that African mining keeps up with the rapidly growing demand for commodities and to responsibly develop the continent’s economies and avoid the negative impact of market imbalances. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in

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Africa’s energy transition – a just transition or a fair transition?

Africa’s energy transition – a just transition or a fair transition? The energy transition and the restructuring of global natural gas supply sources following the Russian invasion of Ukraine—are shaping the future of Africa’s gas sector. By Liz Hart, Managing Director Africa Energy Indaba The energy transition offers bright options for several affected countries should

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Omnia evaluates production of green hydrogen and ammonia in South Africa

Omnia evaluates production of green hydrogen and ammonia in South Africa South African chemical services group Omnia and renewable energy company WKN Windcurrent, a fully owned subsidiary of German based PNE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the onsite production of green hydrogen and ammonia at Omnia’s Sasolburg plant, South Africa. A

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Africa could be a green hydrogen hub in 2035

Africa could be a green hydrogen hub in 2035 Africa is capable of producing 50 million tons of green hydrogen a year by 2035, according to a new study by the European Investment Bank (EIB), International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the African Union, with the support of the Government of Mauritania, HyDeal and UCLG Africa. Green hydrogen

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World needs to look at Africa for energy needs says Tanzanian president

World needs to look at Africa for energy needs says Tanzanian president   Amid the climate, energy and geopolitical crises that have been raging for some years now, it is time the world looked to Africa for energy, Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania, said at a session on “Repowering the World” at the 53rd World

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Côte d’Ivoire signs its first IPP for solar power

Côte d’Ivoire signs its first IPP for solar power  Côte d’Ivoire signed its first solar Independent Power Project (IPP) in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.  Middle Eastern renewable energy company AMEA Power has signed a concession agreement and 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for a 50MW

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How technology can transform Africa’s mining sector

How technology can transform Africa’s mining sector A transition of the mining sector will require mining operations to introduction sustainable principles and practices. By Rudi Opperman The current conversation about sustainable mining is focussed primarily on the impact of mining on surrounding communities and the environment, and the sourcing of resources that are essential for

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SA concludes first wind energy deal since 2018

SA concludes first wind energy deal since 2018 South Africa’s long-term zero-emissions goals have been considerably bolstered by the recent financial close of the first Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) Bid Window 5 deals. By partnering with Standard Bank, EDF Renewables (and its partners H1 and Gibb-Crede) was able to secure financial close for

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Standard Bank partners with Seriti in SA renewable deal

Standard Bank partners with Seriti in SA renewable deal Standard Bank Group has partnered with Seriti Resources Holdings (Seriti) to successfully reach financial close on its acquisition of wind-powered renewable energy company, Windlab Africa. Seriti acquired the company through its recently established subsidiary, Seriti Green – a new renewable energy player in South Africa. Seriti

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Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this funding will go towards transforming the country’s energy sector.  The funding will support public and private sector investments especially in the priority areas of agriculture,

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PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition

PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition     Norwegian based energy company Scatec has partnered with the Egyptian government to jointly develop a green ammonia facility in the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt.        Scatec recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), the Sovereign Fund

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Africa: key to commodity diversification

Africa: key to commodity diversification Unpredictable geopolitical events in the last two years have shown the need for global commodity diversification. Decreasing the total dependency on historic dominant supply countries, will limit the impact and provide more stock security in sensitive industries. By Dr Nicolaas C Steenkamp China is the main supplier of Rare Earth

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Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition

Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition Calls on African countries to transition to renewable energy and cease oil and gas activities are getting louder. What these voices fail to acknowledge, however, is that there is a smarter and safer way to transition to green energy that won’t put Africans in jeopardy. Article first published

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More milestones at Egyptian hydrogen hub

More milestones at Egyptian hydrogen hub Norwegian headquartered energy specialist Scatec and its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction have selected Plug Power as the technology provider of electrolyser for the 100MW green hydrogen facility to be built at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC)’s facility in Ain

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Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address critical issues like climate change and the environment. Africa’s recovery, now, more than ever, depends on green investments.     These sentiments were reflected in the

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WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week is NextSource’s Molo project in Madagascar.

By L.M. Louw. 20 February 2021 – World graphite markets are heading for a significant supply deficit. With legendary former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis behind them, WhyAfrica’s Pick of the week is NextSource’s Molo project in Madagascar.         As demand for critical battery material resources like graphite increases, world markets are heading for a significant supply

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Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented by the global transition towards green energy, experts decided during a recent virtual workshop about the future of mining in Africa in a post-Covid-19 world.

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