Fuel cell technology launches SA into the future

  A smart new building at the top of the University of Cape Town’s upper campus is the backdrop for one of South Africa’s most exciting energy research projects, the HySA Catalysis Centre, part of the government’s flagship programme in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Dr Olaf Conrad, director of the HySA Catalysis Centre of Competence […]

Swiss want a say on nuclear phase out

  Nuclear energy is an essential part of Switzerland’s energy mix and more debate is needed about its planned phase out, a poll of attitudes towards nuclear power in the country shows. The poll questioned 2200 people in October 2013, approximately 64% of whom said that they considered Switzerland’s five existing reactors essential in meeting […]

Pressure transmitter series launched

  Vega has launched their new range of pressure transmitters in South Africa in Rustenburg, Sasolburg and Johannesburg. The company has re-engineered its VegaBar pressure transmitter series down to three innovative models. This is said to make it much easier for the user to choose the most appropriate instrument for their applications. These three transmitter variants can […]

Monitor for areas with high dust concentration

  The system comprises mounting flanges, measuring head, reflector, control and display unit and a purge air unit. The microprocessor-based monitor operates using the double-pass method according to the auto-collimation measuring principle. The D-R 290 has switchable measuring ranges: opacity 0 – 20% to 0 – 100%, extinction 0 – 0,1 to 0 – 1,6, […]

EU 2030 energy framework increases nuclear

  The European Commission’s 2030 energy and climate policy framework moves away from major reliance on renewables to achieve emission reduction targets, and allows scope for nuclear power to play a larger role. The commission calls for domestic greenhouse gas emissions to be decreased by 40% by 2030, but individual states are free to use […]

East African energy source to change

  It is expected that the energy mix in East Africa will diversify from its predominant dependence on hydro, affording additional opportunities for power infrastructure advancement. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s  Power Infrastructure Tracker in East Africa , finds that the demand for electricity in East Africa is expected to grow at approximately 5,3% […]

Control system for Russian LNG project

  Yokogawa has been awarded a contract by Yamgaz to supply integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) for the Yamal LNG project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and other facilities at Sabetta on Russia’s Yamal peninsula in northwest Siberia, above the Arctic Circle. This plant is one of Russia’s largest resource projects, and […]

Private sector investment in Nigeria’s power grid

  Standard Bank has helped to fund three power deals with the Nigerian government. These form part of the country’s seven power generating companies and its eleven electricity distribution firms, created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. The first two deals, concluded by Standard Bank South Africa, involved the Federal Government of Nigeria […]

Stationary fuel cell market to undergo outstanding growth

  The stationary fuel cell market is forecast to show massive growth, climbing from $390-million in 2012 to $7,52-billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44,7%, thanks to increasing interest in this technology and the help of government subsidy programs, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s latest […]