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SFA (Oxford) has a rich client base in Southern Africa, spanning miners and investors and providing unique market insights into the challenges of successfully developing new markets. Southern Africa produces most of the world’s critical metals for the hydrogen economy and can generate significant renewable energy for export. Platinum, ruthenium and iridium are crucial catalysts in water electrolysers for green hydrogen production and fuel cells. Miners have an excellent opportunity to work with chemical companies and key hydrogen players to lead South Africa into becoming a new energy hub and embracing renewable energy to steer Africa’s lead in the hydrogen economy and improve local beneficiation prospects. SFA is on hand to identify new value chain opportunities for all players and help them gain a foothold in this emerging market.
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North America has an ambitious hydrogen roadmap, leveraging decades of scientific and engineering developments, particularly in California.
Europe is home to some of the most innovative technologies, ambitious decarbonisation targets and national strategies, and strongest value chain networks.
China’s latest five-year plan to develop the hydrogen industry sets out the major tasks for industry groups and targets for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road.
The Middle East has vast solar and wind capacity to help enable green hydrogen production, in addition to its established role in the oil and petrochemicals economy.
Latin America has a strong position in renewables for power generation, and an international consortium is developing green hydrogen production in Chile.
Japanese companies continue to be pioneers in developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, as the country seeks to strengthen its energy security.
Australia and New Zealand are developing projects in the hydrogen supply chain, many of which are in collaboration with other significant regional players.
SFA works with value chain players to navigate green hydrogen opportunities, energy solutions, market risks and emerging zero-carbon technologies.
SFA identifies investment and commercial opportunities for players across the hydrogen value chain, and where green hydrogen can be best utilised for investment.
SFA evaluates electrolyser and competing technology economics, growth opportunities and market risks for PGM based-technologies and thrifting.
SFA provides long-term precious metal supply security outlooks for platinum, iridium and ruthenium using detailed modelling of mine supply and recycling.
With SFA’s Hydrogen Mobility Watch, we can help you track the development of hydrogen fuel cell initiatives and infrastructure development projects underway.
SFA is closely following the green hydrogen water electrolyser and mobility players and projects underway across the industry, and national strategy developments.
SFA is developing its capabilities to benchmark individual green hydrogen projects to assess the long-term viability of industrial players becoming more competitive.
SFA assesses the main international legal frameworks for green hydrogen development, penalties and incentives, implications and end-use sector opportunities.