Archive for November, 2014

Unlocking the promise that space holds for economic growth

  Some say space activity is too expensive. Others say it’s cheap. It’s certainly true that the extraordinary social and economic benefits we see are achieved at a very small percentage of global GDP – less than 0,5%. According to the OECD’s Space Economy at a Glance (2014), the space economy generated USD256,2-billion in revenue […]

Smart grid partnership consolidated

  As part of a partnership launched over a year ago, ERDF and Schneider Electric have joined forces to develop and test innovative software and solutions for medium and low voltage grid management, for the design and monitoring of substations of the future and to facilitate the increase in renewable generation. The increasing integration of […]

ECA(SA) National Golf Day 2014 – photo gallery

Hydrogen and battery research facility launched

  South Africa is constantly improving mineral processing technologies to enable more cost-effective and wider exploitation of mineral resources. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) officially launched a suite of laboratories at the CSIR in Pretoria on 27 November 2014, dedicated to hydrogen and energy storage research. Speaking at the launch, Imraan Patel, the […]