With tasks corresponding to a recently completed hydrogen production proof of idea (PoC) initiative in Vredendal in the Western Cape, it’s safe to say that South Africa is nicely on its way to producing green hydrogen as a part of its renewable power posture.
To this finish, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has embarked on an 18-month analysis challenge: A comprehensive study of hydrogen energy in SA which will help us in our efforts to assist the Hydrogen Economy, figuring out development areas for expertise and financial improvement.
The examine, which is already underway, is being performed in partnership with analysis teams and is aimed at not solely our own skills development targets but additionally government and corporations of all sizes throughout the chemical industries.
A comprehensive examine of hydrogen power will give consideration to:
The assortment and evaluation of paperwork, baseline information, 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 aims.
We consider the project’s outcomes and recommendations won’t only help government, via the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and chemical sector firms, but in addition assist the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP).
Furthermore, we’re engaged on a Green Hydrogen Skills Plan for our petrochemicals sub-sector. This will allow us to establish the top-10 skills in the green hydrogen financial system and shut the hydrogen skills gap by guaranteeing that talent is domestically produced.
It’s also encouraging to notice that one of our member corporations, Sasol, is already playing a leading role within the green hydrogen economy by way of 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 economic system.
The feasibility study for the production 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 biggest member company and largest skills levy contributor, Sasol hopes to establish the port as a world centre for green hydrogen manufacturing.
Through tasks and initiatives such as Sasol’s Boegoebaai research, a roadmap is being crafted that will stand the chemical business in good stead and place the country as a worldwide leader in the production of green hydrogen power.
CHIETA may also be actively pursuing a green hydrogen analysis chair place in collaboration with public institutions to advance excellence and innovation in green hydrogen for the future improvement of scarce skills. เครื่องมือวัดความดัน might be investing greater than R 5 million into the CHIETA Green Hydrogen Research Chair as a half of our increasing funding into research and growth.
As the chemical business, we’ve a major position to play in what’s undoubtedly the following step within the evolution of renewable power, not only the continent, however across the globe.