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Air Products, Jeka highlight benefits of solar rooftop installations Has Video
Published: 19 Jul 19
A solar photovoltaic roof-mounted power plant system installed at industrial and specialty chemicals supplier Air Products’ Kempton Park facility generates sufficient energy to meet between 60% and 70% of the facility’s day-time requirements, Air Products GM Maropeng Bahula says. The plant, installed by black-owned Jeka Energy, can also be expanded into a hybrid system in the future to store energy to cater for the facility’s night-time energy requirements.
Process Pipe
Published: 09 Jul 19
Process Pipe and its newly acquired company, CAB South Africa, has established a national footprint as a wholesaler and retailer of carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Moreover, as Process Pipe & CAB prioritises distribution and high-quality customer service, the company has distributors in Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, as well as in South Africa, in Polokwane and Mpumalanga, and owns its own distribution fleet.
Atlas Copco Compressor Technique
Published: 02 Jul 19
Atlas Copco Compressor Technique specialises in Smart Air Solutions that deliver accurate, quality air at point of use at the lowest possible cost to customers and end-users.  Cutting-edge air, gas and vacuum compressor technology is applied across the business area’s extensive range of small, medium and large oil-free and oil-injected compressors and consumables, including filters, dryers and piping. Through its three divisions – Industrial Air, Oil-Free Air and Compressor Technique Service (CTS) – Compressor Technique’s focus goes beyond the supply of air compressors; it is about delivering reliable, energy efficient end-to-end air solutions. 
Wieland SA
Published: 28 Jun 19
Wieland SA celebrates 45 years of supplying high-quality, semi-finished copper and copper alloy products to the local and export markets.
Hydrogen offers pathway for lowering hard-to-abate carbon emissions – IEA
Published: 28 Jun 19
Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help facilitate the decarbonisation of a range of sectors where the pathway for achieving meaningful emission reductions is currently uncertain or difficult, a new global study argues. Released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Karuizawa, Japan, the report says that hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help facilitate emission reductions in sectors such as long-haul transportation, aviation, shipping and buildings, as well as in chemicals and steel manufacturing.
People are dying from pollution in South Africa
Published: 27 Jun 19
In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why. On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from burning coal into the air. Both are owned by Eskom Holdings, South Africa’s State-run utility.
Atlas Copco South Africa moving with the 4IR times
Published: 26 Jun 19
Amid a global rise in smart factories that form part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, industrial equipment supplier Atlas Copco South Africa is taking its vision of a smart factory to a higher level. The company calls its concept the “Smart Connected Assembly – Powered by Data” and says it addresses challenges faced by manufacturing companies of how best to use the data collected in their production processes.
Kibo acquires 100% of Bordersley power generation project
Published: 26 Jun 19
Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy on Wednesday announced that it had acquired a direct 100% interest in the shovel-ready Bordersley reserve power generation project, in the UK, sending its share prices on the JSE and LSE higher. The Bordersley project will comprise a 5 MW gas-fuelled power generation plant and will be commissioned at the end of the first quarter of 2020.
Ramaphosa places expanded African trade at heart of re-industrialisation effort
Published: 26 Jun 19
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reinforced the importance of intra-African trade and investment to government’s unfolding industrialisation strategy, announcing on Wednesday that South Africa will prioritise trade liberalisation across the continent when assuming the role of African Union (AU) chair in 2020. In his response to the debate on the State of the Nation Address (SoNA), the President said expanded trade and investment with the rest of Africa underpinned South Africa’s industrial strategy and would be pursued with vigour.
For first time ever, renewables surpass coal in US power mix
Published: 26 Jun 19
For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dams, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5-million megawatt-hours of power in April, eclipsing the 60-million that coal produced that month, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released late Tuesday show. That’s the most clean power the US has ever made – and the least coal it has burned for power in years.

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