EE Business Intelligence and the British High Commission to South Africa are co-hosting a high-level webinar in association with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the World Bank, Sasol, Toyota South Africa, Linde and Investec Bank.
DATE: Tuesday 13 April 2021
TIME: 14h00 to 17h00
PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar
COST: No cost, free-of-charge, all welcome
The involvement by the British High Commission to South Africa
forms part of efforts by the United Kingdom in working with all countries, and joining forces with governments, civil society, companies and people on the frontline of decarbonisation efforts to inspire climate action ahead of the 26th
UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) hosted by the UK in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021.
- Hon. Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa
- Hon. Ebrahim Patel, South African Minister of Trade, Industry & Competition
- Presenter from the British Government
- Dr. Fernando de Sisternes, Green Hydrogen Lead, World Bank, USA,
- Mr. Fleetwood Grobler, CEO of Sasol
- Mr. Andrew Kirby, CEO of Toyota South Africa
- Dr. David Burns, Vice President for Clean Hydrogen, Linde, Germany
- Mr. Andre Wepener, Head: Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec Bank
Green powerfuels are synthetic gaseous or liquid fuels based on renewable hydrogen, which is hydrogen obtained by the electrolysis of water using renewable electricity. Green powerfuels are therefore a renewable alternative to fossil fuels as their use avoids net emissions of CO2. Green powerfuels are used in sectors which may be difficult to decarbonise and not easily driven directly by renewables-based electricity, including road and rail transportation, shipping, and production of steel, cement and fertiliser, amongst others.
South Africa has exceptional wind and solar natural resources, 50 years of experience in the commercial production of synthetic fuels and associated chemicals using the Fischer-Tropsch process, and a vibrant local automotive manufacturing sector. This provides the country a unique opportunity for decarbonisation, re-industrialisation and job creation around the Green Economy in in support of a Just Energy Transition, centred around the production of green powerfuels and electric vehicles.
The webinar will explore the policies, business case, technologies and opportunities for South Africa by renewable hydrogen and green powerfuels, in the transportation, chemicals, cement, iron and steel sectors in South Africa.
Programme and presenters
14h00 – 14h05: Welcome by Chris Yelland, MD, EE Business Intelligence.
14h05 – 14h15: Opening by Hon. Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to SA.
14h15 – 14h30: Address by Hon. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry, Competition
14h30 – 14h50: Presentation by the British Government.
14h50 – 15h10: Presentation by Dr. Fernando de Sisternes, World Bank, USA.
15h10 – 15h30: Presentation by Mr. Fleetwood Grobler, CEO, Sasol.
15h30 – 15h40: Comfort break.
15h40 – 16h00: Presentation by Mr. Andrew Kirby, CEO, Toyota South Africa.
16h00 – 16h20: Presentation by Dr. David Burns, Linde, Germany.
16h20 – 16h50: Q & A facilitated by Chris Yelland, MD, EE Business Intelligence.
16h50 – 17h00: Wrap-up and closure by Mr. Andre Wepener, Investec Bank.