E4tech Director David Hart opened launch events in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 8-9 February for South Africa’s forthcoming fuel cell component manufacturing capability. Isondo Precious Metals is setting up a manufacturing plant for membrane electrode assemblies, the ‘heart’ of PEM fuel cells. The South African government strongly supports the initiative due to the potential for fuel cells to create value for the country’s platinum resources and to help support its mining industry, which held its Indaba conference in Cape Town at the same time. David presented fuel cell industry trends at the events and to media representatives:
• Reuters: South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant
• IOL: SA to get first fuel cell component plant
• Mining Weekly: Isondo excited about prospects for a viable fuel-cell manufacturing industry
Learn more about E4tech’s work in Fuel Cells & Hydrogen here.