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.
If South Africans make use of their superior sunlight and their prime wind, they can generate a lot of carbon-free electricity at a cost potentially cheaper than when Eskom burns coal and pollutes the air.
Production will start at South Africa’s first fuel cell component plant by December, it was announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Fuel cells use platinum, and the country is the world’s leading platinum producer.
Africa’s first plant making components for fuel cells that use platinum as a catalyst will start production by December, aiming to take advantage of the rising demand for clean-energy cars.