Minerals Council South Africa continues to showcase its natural gas baseload fuel cell, almost five years after it was first commissioned in December 2014 as a means of effective green power generation.
The fuel cell industry has the potential to revolutionize the way power is delivered – from cars to mobile phones and computers, as well as to homes and workplaces.
The Chamber of Mines will continue to demonstrate the potential for local manufacture and the industrial use of platinum in South Africa and Africa; promote platinum beneficiation, capture and sustain technical and operational fuel cell knowledge and unlock South Africa’s natural resources through the use of natural gas and platinum.
Fuel cell technology is aligned with the Chamber of Mines’ commitment to an agreement reached at COP21, aimed at creating a more environmentally sustainable future through the Sustainable Development Goals. The Chamber of Mines’ office in the Johannesburg CBD continues to be powered by a platinum fuel cell that uses low-pressure natural gas.
Source: Minerals Council South Africa