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Fuel cell opportunity to save platinum mining

With platinum being one of the most effective and durable catalysts in proton exchange membrane fuel cell technology (PEMFC), fuel cell and electrolyser technology developer Isondo Precious Metals (IPM) CEO Vinay Somera believes that this presents an opportunity for the South African platinum mining industry to take control of new market demand creation.
“The platinum mining industry is facing an existential threat from the shift to zero-emissions vehicles based on the possible replacement of platinum catalysed internal combustion engines by battery electric vehicles which contain no platinum-group metals (PGMs),” he explains.