With initiatives similar to a just lately completed hydrogen manufacturing proof of idea (PoC) initiative in Vredendal within the Western Cape, it’s safe to say that South Africa is well on its approach to producing green hydrogen as a half of its renewable energy posture.
To this end, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has launched into an 18-month research venture: A comprehensive study of hydrogen energy in SA which will help us in our efforts to support the Hydrogen Economy, identifying progress areas for abilities and economic growth.
The examine, which is already underway, is being carried out in partnership with analysis teams and is aimed at not solely our own expertise growth targets but also authorities and firms of all sizes throughout the chemical industries.
A comprehensive research of hydrogen power will focus on:
The collection and evaluation of paperwork, baseline knowledge, and a literature review on the state of the Hydrogen Economy in South Africa.
The manufacturing of a green hydrogen analysis report that responds to the project’s objectives.
We imagine the project’s outcomes and proposals won’t solely assist government, by way of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and chemical sector corporations, but additionally help the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP).
Furthermore, we are working on a Green Hydrogen Skills Plan for our petrochemicals sub-sector. This will permit us to determine the top-10 skills in the green hydrogen economy and shut the hydrogen abilities hole by making certain that expertise is regionally produced.
It’s also encouraging to notice that certainly one of our member corporations, Sasol, is already enjoying a leading function within the green hydrogen economic system through its research partnership with the DSI and the Northern Cape Economic Development and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA). CHIETA will quickly be collaborating with NCEDA to ensure a well-coordinated and shared response to abilities planning for the green hydrogen financial system.
The feasibility examine for the manufacturing of green hydrogen in the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is being conducted at Boegoebaai, a port located in the native municipality of Richtersveld. As our greatest member firm and largest skills levy contributor, Sasol hopes to determine the port as a worldwide centre for green hydrogen manufacturing.
Through tasks and initiatives corresponding to Sasol’s Boegoebaai research, a roadmap is being crafted that can stand the chemical trade in good stead and position the nation as a global leader in the manufacturing of green hydrogen energy.
เกจวัดแรงดันปั๊มลม will also be actively pursuing a green hydrogen research chair position in collaboration with public establishments to advance excellence and innovation in green hydrogen for the longer term development of scarce expertise. We will be investing greater than R 5 million into the CHIETA Green Hydrogen Research Chair as part of our rising investment into research and development.
As the chemical business, we’ve a big position to play in what’s undoubtedly the following step within the evolution of renewable energy, not solely the continent, however across the globe.
Web: www.chieta.org.za
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