‘Hydrogen could fuel the future for SA’

Government red tape tied up early development of energy game changer, says Mitochondria CEO Mashudu Ramano

23 April 2023 – 00:00



Veteran entrepreneur Mashudu Ramano, who committed R4.3bn for a hydrogen fuel cell project at last week’s investment conference, says the government has been much too slow to appreciate what a game changer green hydrogen could be for the country.

“Hydrogen is probably the most suitable strategy for South Africa because with hydrogen energy we become energy independent. We’ve got all the things required to produce enough hydrogen energy to make us energy secure. And the beauty of fuel cells is that they don’t require grid capacity to provide energy.”

The article was written for the Sunday Times and Retrieved from Times Live. To access article: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/business/business/2023-04-23-hydrogen-could-fuel-the-future-for-sa/

Mashudu Ramano, Founder of Mitochondria and Hon. President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa at the SAIC
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mitochondria founder and CEO Mashudu Ramano at the 5th SA Investment Conference in Johannesburg, where Ramano pledged an investment of R4.3bn for a hydrogen fuel cell project. Image: Freddy Mavunda