Implats Co-funding Project to use South African Materials in Hydrogen Storage for Forklifts

31 Oct 2012

Impala Platinum (Implats), the world’s second largest producer of platinum, is partnering with the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) to use and build local skills in the development of hydrogen and fuel cell products.

Implats will initially give R6 million ($690,000/£430,000) over three years to co-fund a niche project to use South African raw materials to explore novel on-board hydrogen storage devices for use in utility vehicles such as forklifts, which will be tested in the Implats environment.

The project falls under the remit of the HySA Systems Competence Centre at the University of Western Cape, one of three competence centres established to fulfil the DST’s National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development and Innovation Strategy.


Reference: HySA Systems emailed press release

Industry Directory: HySA Systems


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