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Hydro fuel to power up agri parks

The Department of Science and Technology says proposals are on the cards to consider using hydro fuel cell technology to power-up some of the agri parks that President Jacob Zuma announced during his State of the Nation Address. 

Dr Phil Mjwara, the Director General for the Department of Science and Technology, said this when he addressed the first Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Technical Meeting at the Radisson’s Park Inn hotel, in Cape Town, on Tuesday, 18 August.

The two-day technical meeting, which started on Monday, discussed, amongst others, the challenges facing hydrogen fuel cell technology and explored possible public-private collaboration in commercialising the technology.

The Director General said the idea to consider hydro fuel cells technology to supply power to the R2 billion agri parks, which have been earmarked to transform rural economies, came out of the recent Cabinet Lekgotla meeting.

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