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2022 Speakers included:

Darryn

Darryn Allan,

Trade Policy Officer, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa


Tina

Tina Andersen,

Head of Sales & Applications Engineering, Hystar


Dmitri

Dmitri Bessarabov,

Director, HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence


Jandre

Jandre Bezuidenhout,

Senior Manager: Energy, Resources & Industrials, Deloitte


Emanuele

Emanuele Bianco,

Programme Officer – Policy, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


Dr Jonathan

Dr Jonathan Butler,

Head of Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation


Cosmas

Cosmas Chiteme,

Director: Power, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)


Laurens

Laurens Cloete,

Senior Consultant, RebelGroup Southern Africa


Rilet

Rilet Davison,

Head Hydrogen Programme Management, Sasol


Reginald

Reginald Demana,

Divisional Executive: Mining, Metals, Infrastructure & Energy, IDC


Ian

Ian Gebbie,

Vice President Electrical Control and Instrument Engineering, DRA Global


Rajend

Rajend Govender,

CEO, thyssenkrupp Udhe SSA


Steven

Steven Hofmann,

Advisor – Private Sector, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit/H2.SA


Nadège

Nadège Hopman,

Deputy Head of Regional Representation, Pretoria, European Investment Bank


Siegfried

Siegfried Huegemann,

CEO, Hypowa; Co-founder and Secretary General, African Hydrogen Partnership


Osamu

Osamu Ikeda,

Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Business Dept, Chiyoda Corporation


Catherine

Catherine Irura,

Managing Director, SOWITEC Kenya


Salah

Salah Mahdy,

Global Market Director for Renewable Hydrogen, Howden


Makgola

Makgola Makololo,

Director, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Alstom Southern Africa


Rivhatshinyi

Rivhatshinyi Mandavha,

Investment Manager, Norfund


Zanele Mavuso

Zanele Mavuso Mbatha,

CEO, Bambili Energy


Elizabeth

Elizabeth Minchew,

Market Research Officer, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


James

James Mnyupe,

Presidential Economic Advisor, Government of The Republic of Namibia


Seten

Seten Naidoo,

Executive: New Commodities, Impala Platinum


Gillian

Gillian Niven,

Counsel, Allen & Overy


Paul

Paul O'Flaherty,

Executive Director, EY-Parthenon Africa Leader


Marco

Marco Raffinetti,

CEO, Hyphen Hydrogen Energy


Dr Sunita

Dr Sunita Satyapal,

Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy


Fahmida

Fahmida Smith,

Principal Market Development, Anglo American Platinum; Vice Chairman, African Hydrogen Partnership


Vinay

Vinay Somera,

CEO, Isondo Precious Metals


Ebrahim

Ebrahim Takolia,

Founder & CEO, Green Hydrogen Solutions


Sietse

Sietse van der Woude,

Senior Executive: Modernisation and Safety, Minerals Council South Africa


Mardé

Mardé van Wyk,

Venture Partner, AP Ventures


Natascha

Natascha Viljoen,

CEO, Anglo American Platinum


Alan

Alan Zhao,

Director - Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business; Cummins Africa Middle East


Hydrogen Economy Discussion 2022



 

 

Hydrogen Economy Discussion

 

Global developments, implications and opportunities

 

Tuesday 6 September 2022
08h45 - 17h30

 

 

Resources for Africa was pleased to host the 2022 Hydrogen Economy Discussion, which took place on 6th September at the Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park.

Hydrogen’s unique properties make it potentially a powerful enabler for the global energy transition as we seek to diversify energy sources, fast track the route to net zero and benefit the energy system, consumers and hard-to-abate sectors such as transportation and heavy industry. In South Africa the discussion has centred around the opportunities for the country to become a leading player in the global hydrogen economy, given its unique position as the world’s largest producer of PGMs and its huge potential for renewable energy production.

Brought to you by Resources for Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba, this comprehensive full-day discussion brought together all the key players, including hydrogen project developers, mining companies, investors, industry associations, hydrogen equipment suppliers, infrastructure providers and independent advisers, to debate the implications and opportunities of the hydrogen economy globally and particularly for South Africa and the mining industry.

Key subjects that were focused on include:

What is the potential role of hydrogen in the energy transition and achieving net zero?
What is South Africa’s plan to take advantage of the hydrogen economy’s potential?
What is the real potential for PGMs in the hydrogen economy?
What production, storage and distribution infrastructure is needed to enable the hydrogen economy?
What opportunities exist for local and international funders to invest in the green hydrogen economy?
What regulation, policy and standardisation initiatives are needed to enable the hydrogen economy?
Who is developing green hydrogen projects in Africa and elsewhere and for which applications?
And so much more...

 

 

 

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Chair: Bernard Swanepoel

 


                                                                    AGENDA

08h00-08h45 

Registration and refreshments


08h45-09h00

Welcome and introduction

     Bernard Swanepoel


09h00-09h30

Keynote address: What is the potential role of hydrogen in the energy transition and achieving net zero? 

     Siegfried Huegemann, CEO, Hypowa; Co-founder and Secretary General, African                Hydrogen Partnership


09h30-10h20

Session One
What is South Africa’s plan to take advantage of the hydrogen economy’s potential? Is the hydrogen economy all talk and no action in SA?
 

     
Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum

     Followed by a panel discussion:

     Chair: Mardé van Wyk, Venture Partner, AP Ventures

     Cosmas Chiteme, Director: Power, Department of Science & Innovation
     Zanele Mavuso Mbatha, CEO, Bambili Energy
     Sietse van der Woude, Senior Executive: Modernisation and Safety, Minerals                     Council South Africa


10h20-11h05       Session Two
What is the real potential for PGMs in the hydrogen economy?

     Chair: Jandre Bezuidenhout, Senior Manager: Energy, Resources & Industrials,                             Deloitte

     Seten Naidoo, Executive: New Commodities, Impala Platinum
     Vinay Somera, CEO, Isondo Precious Metals
     Dr Jonathan Butler, Head of Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation
     Tina Andersen, Head of Sales & Applications Engineering, Hystar


11h05-11h30 Morning refreshments and networking


11h30-12h15 Session Three
What production, storage and distribution infrastructure is needed to enable the hydrogen economy?

     Chair: Ian Gebbie, Vice President Electrical Control and Instrument Engineering,                             DRA Global

     Salah Mahdy, Global Market Director for Renewable Hydrogen, Howden
     Prof. Dmitri Bessarabov, Director: DST National Centre of Competence: Hydrogen             Infrastructure, NWU
     Rajend Govender, CEO, thyssenkrupp Uhde SSA
     Osamu Ikeda, Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Business Dept, Chiyoda                         Corporation


12h15-13h00 Session Four
What are the main applications for green hydrogen and where will demand come from?

     Chair: Steven Hofmann, Advisor – Private Sector, Deutsche Gesellschaft für                         Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)/H2.SA 

     Ebrahim Takolia, Founder & CEO, Green Hydrogen Solutions
     Alan Zhao, Director - Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Business, Cummins Africa Middle East
     Makgola Makololo, Director, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Alstom                Southern Africa


13h00-13h50 Lunch


13h50- 14h00 Address by the US Department of Energy

     Dr Sunita Satyapal, Director, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, US                       Department of Energy


14h00-14h45 Session Five
What is the required legal/policy framework for the development and implementation of green hydrogen production in South Africa and globally?

     Chair: Gillian Niven, Counsel, Allen & Overy

     Emanuele Bianco, Programme Officer, Policy International Renewable Energy                     Agency (IRENA)
     James Mnyupe, Presidential Economic Advisor, Government of The Republic of                   Namibia

     Darryn Allan, Trade Policy Officer, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa 
     Laurens Cloete, Senior Consultant, RebelGroup Southern Africa


14h45-15h30 Session Six
What opportunities exist for local and international funders to invest in the green hydrogen economy?

     Chair: Paul O'Flaherty, Executive Director, EY-Parthenon Africa Leader

     Reginald Demana, Divisional Executive for Mining, Metals, Energy and                               Infrastructure, IDC
     Elizabeth Minchew, Market Research Officer, Climate Business,                                         International Finance Corporation (IFC)

     Rivhatshinyi Mandavha, Investment Manager, Norfund
     Nadège Hopman, Deputy Head of Regional Representation, Pretoria, European                   Investment Bank (EIB)


15h30-16h00 Afternoon refreshments and networking


16h00-16h45 Session Seven
New projects and opportunities in South Africa and other African countries
Showcasing green hydrogen projects
What new hydrogen projects are being planned on the African continent? Which countries are at the forefront?
Examples of African hydrogen projects underway


16h00-16h15

The future of green hydrogen in Kenya: e-methanol production

     Catherine Irura, Managing Director, SOWITEC Kenya


16h15-16h30

Harnessing Namibia’s potential for green hydrogen

     Marco Raffinetti, CEO, Hyphen Hydrogen Energy


16h30- 16h45

The Boegoebaai green hydrogen project

     Rilet Davison, Head Hydrogen Programme Management, Sasol


16h45-17h00 The nuGen hydrogen truck project

     Fahmida Smith, Principal Market Development, Anglo American Platinum; Vice                   Chairman, African Hydrogen Partnership 


17h00-17h05 Closing remarks from the Chair


17h05-19h00 Networking drinks reception





 

Sponsors included:


 

Lead Sponsor:


 

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Mining Industry Partners:


 

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Sponsors:

 

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Our in-person event and virtual conference platform offer significant networking and branding opportunities for our speakers, partners and sponsors. For more information on sponsorship packages available for all of our conferences, please email Stuart Alderson-Smith: sponsorship@resources4africa.com



 

Media Partners:

21st Century Women, African Mining Brief, African Mining News, African Mining Market, African Surveyors, CoalShastra, Creamer Media’s Engineering News & Mining Weekly, Global Africa Network, Interact Media, Inside Mining, Media Xpose, Mining Business Africa, Mining CSI, Minerals & Exploration Africa, Mining News, Mining Review Africa, Sub-Sahara Mining and Industrial Journal

 

 
The Hydrogen Economy Discussion is brought to you by Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba.

“By the Industry for the Industry”