The Department of Science and Technology of South Africa developed the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies (HFCT) Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Strategy. The National Strategy was branded Hydrogen South Africa (HySA)
DST HySA Infrastructure Centre of Competence, co-hosted by NWU and CSIR, is focused on developing cost-competitive solutions for generating hydrogen using renewable energy and other chemical carriers as well as for hydrogen storage and distribution. Key facilities of HySA Infrastructure continues to develop state-of the-art hydrogen production technologies that have the capacity to supply hydrogen on-site and on-demand for both stationary and non-stationary applications.
The overall vision of the HFCT RDI strategy is to bring about wealth, jobs and IPR creation through the initiation of new high-technology industries based on minerals found on South African soil. In addition, the livelihood of the general populace will be improved for example, through provision of reliable and clean electricity.
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in partnership with the Department of Defence (DOD) and Department of public works and Infrastructure (DPWI), will deploy seven hydrogen fuel cell units at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria to assist with the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more
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