There is simply no doubt that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), which use platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts, will make a very strong global entry in the next decade, global experts said on Monday.

Isondo Precious Metals COO Dr Sakib Khan said the special economic zones being established in South Africa would house the companies involved in the fuel cell value chain, which presented a unique opportunity. “Though our universities and the Hydrogen South Africa initiative, we’re producing a large number of BScs, MScs, PhDs who have been involved in and educated within the fuel cell value chain. “With these special economic zones, we’ll now have an opportunity to employ those resources. It’s a real opportunity for those excellent skills to participate in this local industry,” Khan said.

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