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“We are delighted that we are able to offer the energy challenged South African Market with an alternative decentralized and distributed energy solution based on hydrogen”

- Mashudu Ramano, CEO & Founder Mitochondria

Mitochondria Energy Company and Mitochondria Energy Systems are subsidiaries of Sustainable Ethical Solutions Holdings. Rooted in the ethic and paradigm of sustainability,  Sustainable Ethical Solutions Holdings exists to provide bespoke technology and energy service solutions to power the Hydrogen Economy. Subsidiaries includes:

Mitochondria Energy Company

Founded in 2012 to be an independent power producer focusing on distributed, decentralized and onsite energy solutions

Mitochondria Energy Systems

Founded in 2018 to develop and market hydrogen-based technologies.

Mitochondria Energy Network

Mitochondria Networks established in 2015 to provide smart energy network solutions

Singamati (we are water)

Holdings established in 2018 to provide water services from source to utilization and to support the hydrogen economy.

Hydrogen Economy Fund

In the process of being established to fund hydrogen related infrastructure and activities.

Mitochondria Knowledge & Tech Network (colours)

Our Business Ecosystem


The history and the evolution of Mitochondria is testimony to Mitochondria’s interdependency on the ecosystem in which it operates. Mitochondria developed its energy solution – Project Phoenix, through a network of partners from across the world. The collaboration, sharing and transfer of knowledge, skill and technology is large and impressive and is illustrated in the diagram.


Our Partners

The Industrial Development Corporation

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has equity in Mitochondria. The IDC, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) are valued financing partners to Mitochondria.


Development bank of South Africa

DBSA looks to support the development and funding of various technologies, energy generation, transmission and distribution and as a leading financier of renewable energy we are also committed to supporting a just energy transition in Africa.

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

Stimulate and facilitate the development of sustainable and competitive enterprises, through the efficient provision of effective and accessible incentive measures that support national priorities.


AVL Engineering

AVL Engineering, with its headquarters in Gratz, Austria, AVL drives innovative and affordable solutions for all applications - from traditional to hybrid to battery and fuel cell electric technologies. In 2018 Mitochondria entered into a relationship with AVL Engineering for the development of its own Fuel Cell IP called Project Phoenix.

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Ceres Power

Ceres Power is a world-leading developer of fuel cell flexible Stack Technology. Spun out from Imperial College London. >20 years in technology development. Their Stack Technology is efficient, reliable, and affordable.

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), Vaal Special Economic Zone, Emfuleni Local Municipality

In 2021 the Gauteng Province through their Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) partnered with Mitochondria in the Development of a Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub to be located in a Special Economic Zone in the Southern part of the Gauteng Province popularly known as the Vaal Region. 700 hectares of land has been allocated for this development.

Anglo Belgian Corporation

Anglo Belgian Corporation

In 2022 Mitochondria partnered with Anglo Belgian Corporation to distribute and install its products in the region. Anglo Belgian Corporation has >100 years of experience in engine design and operations, a wide range of engines with flexible fuel options. Their turnkey power solutions are "SMART": Simple, Mechanical, Affordable, Reliable & Tailormade according to your requirements.

Our Memberships

Austrian Business Chamber

The Austrian Business Chamber (ABC) is a Non Profit Company in South Africa founded in 1996. This body is dedicated to the representation and support of the interests of the Austrian Business People and Companies in South Africa as well as the general South African business sector with Austrian ties and connections.

Our Team

Mashudu Ramano


Jan van der Merwe

Chief Technology Officer

Pete Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

Luvo Vanyaza

Project Development Engineer

Phophi Netsianda

Legal Trainee

Kutama Ramano


Otshepeng Moraka

Systems Engineer