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Sasol and Toyota join forces to develop hydrogen-based fuels

16 April 2021 9:58 AM
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“From those projects, we’ll see whether green hydrogen is feasible,” says environmental lawyer Margo-Ann Werner.

All roads lead to Gwede Mantashe!

Refilwe Moloto, presenter - CapeTalk

Sasol and Toyota have struck a deal according to which the two companies will collaborate to develop hydrogen-based fuels.

Hydrogen fuel is better suited to longer journeys, compared to electric vehicles.

Exporting hydrogen to Europe as “green” jet fuel is another opportunity for South Africa.

The country may even one day soon compete with China in the production of “green steel” using hydrogen.

Sasol headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg. © Vanessa Bentley/123rf

RELATED: Total suspends all new gas exploration near the coast of South Africa


Refilwe Moloto discussed the issue with Margo-Ann Werner, Director in Environmental Law practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

Hydrogen-based fuel holds much promise for the economy, but the government has to play its part in making it happen.

Green hydrogen is an exciting development… Everybody is trying to achieve lower carbon emissions to address the climate crisis…

Margo-Ann Werner, Director in Environmental Law Practice - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

From those projects, we’ll see whether green hydrogen is feasible…

Margo-Ann Werner, Director in Environmental Law Practice - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Hydrogen is produced… using electricity. For it to be ‘green’, the electricity has to come from a renewable source such as solar or wind… Green hydrogen is a water-intense process… It might present some challenges…

Margo-Ann Werner, Director in Environmental Law Practice - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




16 April 2021 9:58 AM
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hydrogen fuel

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