With เพรสเชอร์เกจnuovafima as a lately completed hydrogen production proof of concept (PoC) initiative in Vredendal in the Western Cape, it’s secure to say that South Africa is well on its way to producing green hydrogen as part of its renewable power posture.
To this end, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has embarked on an 18-month analysis project: A comprehensive research of hydrogen power in SA which will assist us in our efforts to help the Hydrogen Economy, identifying progress areas for skills and financial improvement.
The research, which is already underway, is being conducted in partnership with research groups and is geared toward not only our own expertise growth targets but in addition government and firms of all sizes within the chemical industries.
A comprehensive study of hydrogen power will give consideration to:
The collection and evaluation of documents, baseline information, and a literature evaluate on the state of the Hydrogen Economy in South Africa.
The production of a green hydrogen analysis report that responds to the project’s aims.
We believe the project’s outcomes and proposals won’t solely help government, via 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 engaged on a Green Hydrogen Skills Plan for our petrochemicals sub-sector. This will enable us to establish the top-10 abilities in the green hydrogen economic system and close the hydrogen abilities hole by guaranteeing that talent is domestically produced.
It’s also encouraging to notice that considered one of our member companies, Sasol, is already playing a number one function within the green hydrogen economic system by way of its analysis 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 within the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is being carried out at Boegoebaai, a port situated in the native municipality of Richtersveld. As our largest member company and largest skills levy contributor, Sasol hopes to ascertain the port as a global centre for green hydrogen manufacturing.
Through tasks and initiatives corresponding to Sasol’s Boegoebaai analysis, a roadmap is being crafted that can stand the chemical business in good stead and position the country as a worldwide chief in the manufacturing of green hydrogen energy.
CHIETA may even be actively pursuing a green hydrogen research chair position in collaboration with public establishments to advance excellence and innovation in green hydrogen for the long run growth of scarce expertise. We shall be investing greater than R 5 million into the CHIETA Green Hydrogen Research Chair as part of our increasing investment into analysis and development.
As the chemical business, we’ve a major function to play in what’s undoubtedly the following step within the evolution of renewable power, not solely the continent, however throughout the globe.
Web: www.chieta.org.za