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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 12:48 AM

South Africa in luck that China is driving fuel-cell technology



SA is the world's leading source of platinum and China's push for hydrogen fuel cells using the metal brings money to develop the technology

BusinessLive.co.z | 10 DECEMBER 2018 | ALLAN SECCOMBE

If there was a stroke of luck for SA’s platinum industry it surely has to be that China is one of the forerunners in driving hydrogen fuel-cell technology and adoption...snip

...This is where China comes in. The Chinese government is backing hydrogen as one of the solutions to addressing pollution, particularly in cities that are home to tens of millions of people.

“What happens in China influences the rest of the world,” says Andrew Hinkly, managing partner of AP Ventures, an investment fund spun out of Anglo American Platinum that is finding and investing in companies and technologies using platinum group metals.

A visit to a number of cities in China, including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Rugao, showed the focus that the national government, local government and businesses had placed on hydrogen. In some cases, subsidies awarded by both national and local governments surpassed the cost of building fuel cell delivery trucks...

...It is also wasting 150GW of electricity each year that cannot be used. This electricity generated in northern China could be used to create hydrogen, generating 1kg per 10kg of water. It takes 3kg of hydrogen to propel a 7.5-ton delivery truck 100km, as an example. For a passenger car, it would be 1kg per 100km...more: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/mining/2018-12-10-sa-in-luck-that-china-is-driving-fuel-cell-technology/



Silly North Americans have lost yet another leading piece of tech. Snooze and lose. But can drone bomb weddings in Yemen! Nice work Americans.

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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 01:42 PM

1. Why are they wasting electricity and how?

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Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:59 AM

2. CO2 is not pollution, just so you know

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