The fourth Green Hydrogen Webinar for Southern Africa is facilitated by EE Business Intelligence, and co-hosted with the US Embassy/USAID in South Africa. The US Chargé d’ Affaires, Todd P. Haskell, will introduce Valli Moosa, Deputy Chair of the Presidential Climate Commission, who will present the opening keynote address.
DATE: Thursday 29 July 2021
TIME: 14h00 to 17h10 SAST (GMT+2)
PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar
COST: No cost, free-of-charge, all welcome
# Todd Haskell, Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim at US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa
# Valli Moosa, Deputy Chair of the Presidential Climate Commission, South Africa
# Dr Sunita Satyapal, Director: Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies, US Dept of Energy
# James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to the President of Namibia
# Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum, South Africa
# Dr Robert T. Do, CEO, SG H2 Energy Global, Washington DC, USA
# George Varma, Partner, Pinsent Masons, Perth, Australia
# James Mackay, Director, Energy Strategy and Infrastructure, PwC, South Africa
This is the fourth in a series of five webinars that explore the policies, business case, technologies and opportunities provided by green hydrogen and derivatives in the mining, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel, cement, agriculture and transportation sectors.
The co-hosting of the webinar by the US Mission in South Africa and USAID signals the interest and support of the US Government in green hydrogen initiatives in the Southern Africa region.
The participation of the Deputy Chair of the Presidential Climate Commission is intended to detail South Africa’s positions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow from 1 – 12 Nov 2021, and the role of green hydrogen in the decarbonisation, development and transformation of the economies of the region.
Green hydrogen and derivatives are used in sectors which may be difficult to decarbonise and not easily driven directly by renewables-based electricity, including road, rail and air transportation, shipping, and production of steel, cement and fertiliser, amongst others.
South Africa has exceptional endowments of platinum group metals, wind and solar natural resources, and mature mining, petro-chemical, iron and steel, industrial, agricultural and transportation sectors, coupled with low population density and the availability of relatively low-cost land.
This provides a unique opportunity for decarbonisation, re-industrialisation and job creation around the green economy in South Africa.
14h00 – 14h05: Welcome by Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence
14h05 – 14h15: Opening by Todd Haskell, US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa
14h15 – 14h30: Keynote by Valli Moosa, Presidential Climate Commission, South Africa
14h30 – 14h50: Presentation by Dr Sunita Satyapal, US Dept of Energy
14h50 – 15h10: Presentation by James Mnyupe, Office of the Presidency, Namibia
15h10 – 15h30: Presentation by Natascha Viljoen, Anglo Platinum, South Africa
15h30 – 15h40: Comfort break
15h40 – 16h00: Presentation by Dr Robert Do, SG H2 Energy Global, USA
16h00 – 16h20: Presentation by George Varma, Pinsent Masons, Perth, Australia
16h20 – 16h50: Q & A facilitated by Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence
16h50 – 17h10: Wrap-up and closure by James Mackay, PwC, South Africa