With projects such as a just lately accomplished hydrogen manufacturing proof of concept (PoC) initiative in Vredendal within the Western Cape, it’s safe to say that South Africa is well on its method to producing green hydrogen as part of its renewable vitality posture.
To this end, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has embarked on an 18-month analysis challenge: A complete examine of hydrogen energy in SA which is able to assist us in our efforts to assist the Hydrogen Economy, identifying development areas for skills and financial improvement.
The study, which is already underway, is being carried out in partnership with analysis teams and is geared toward not only our own expertise development targets but additionally government and companies of all sizes within the chemical industries.
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The assortment and evaluation of documents, baseline data, and a literature evaluate on the state of the Hydrogen Economy in South Africa.
The manufacturing of a green hydrogen research report that responds to the project’s aims.
We believe the project’s outcomes and recommendations is not going to solely help authorities, by way of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and chemical sector corporations, but in addition assist 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 enable us to identify the top-10 abilities within the green hydrogen financial system and close the hydrogen abilities hole by guaranteeing that talent is regionally produced.
It’s also encouraging to note that one of our member corporations, Sasol, is already playing a quantity one position within the green hydrogen economic system through 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 skills planning for the green hydrogen economic system.
The feasibility examine for the production of green hydrogen within the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is being performed at Boegoebaai, a port positioned within the local municipality of Richtersveld. As our largest member firm and largest skills levy contributor, Sasol hopes to establish the port as a world centre for green hydrogen production.
Through projects and initiatives corresponding to Sasol’s Boegoebaai research, a roadmap is being crafted that may stand the chemical industry in good stead and position the country as a worldwide chief within the manufacturing of green hydrogen energy.
CHIETA will also be actively pursuing a green hydrogen research chair position in collaboration with public institutions to advance excellence and innovation in green hydrogen for the longer term improvement of scarce skills. We shall be investing more than R 5 million into the CHIETA Green Hydrogen Research Chair as part of our rising investment into research and improvement.
As the chemical industry, we have a major position to play in what’s undoubtedly the subsequent step in the evolution of renewable power, not only the continent, but across the globe.