The Impact of Fuel Cell Technologies on the South African Economy

The Impact of Fuel Cell Technologies on the South African Economy 2016-11-03T19:03:56+00:00

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Chair: Mrs Fahmida Smith, Implats, South Africa
Panellist: Mrs Anthea Bath, Sibanye, South Africa
Panellist: Dr Kerry-Anne Adamson, 4th Energy Wave, United Kingdom
Panellist: Mrs Tshepiso Kadiaka, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Panellist: Ms Monique Mathys-Graaff, Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
Panellist: Mr Eric Strayer, Doosan Fuel Cells, United States of America
Panellist: Mr Hlanganane Hadebe, South Africa, Public Investment Corporation
Panellist: Dr Cosmas Chiteme, South Africa, Department of Science and Technology
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The aim of the session is to engage debate on the impact a local fuel cell manufacturing hub would have on the South African economy. The session aims at highlighting the need for local Pt beneficiation, how fuel cells can play a significant role in this as well as creating jobs and skills. Through the experts recommended the session aims at highlighting the impact fuel cells have made globally, how South Africa can participate in this area as well as key drivers required to unlock this market. The sessions aims to highlight the current role fuel cells are playing in South Africa and the roles Government, Industry and Academia are playing in this. The session further aims to highlight the current adoption and manufacturing gaps and proposals on how to bridge this particularly through development funding and a shift to long term power purchase agreements. The session also aims to highlight the lessons learnt thus far in terms of funding, general knowledge, legislative requirements etc and how these can be captured to streamline a process for future deployment. The session will also touch on the impact an SEZ will have on local manufacturing.
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smithMrs Fahmida Smith
Implats, South Africa
Moderator

Employed at Impala Platinum since January 1995, Fahmida started her engineering career in the Precious Metals Refinery. After 5 years of production experience, Fahmida expanded her expertise in the Projects department where she was responsible for the optimisation and expansion projects as PMR Technical Manager for 10 years. Fahmida was then transferred to the Base Metal Refinery as the BMR Technical Manager for a further 3 years. The last almost 4 years has been focussed on beneficiation projects, fuel cells being a key focus area as the Fuel Cell Coordinator for Implats. After being an honorary delegate at the Mining Phakisa last year, Fahmida now sits on various committees (The IDC Steering Committee that is responsible for developing a South African Fuel Cell Roadmap; the Technical Steering Committee for HySA Systems and the Technical Steering Committee for HySA Catalysis) and continues to add value in the beneficiation of South African minerals and to the nascent Fuel Cell Industry.
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bathMrs Anthea Bath
Sibanye, South Africa
Panellist

Anthea is currently the VP for Strategic Market Development and Supply Chain at Sibanye. Within Sibanye, Anthea works to drive the development of new markets for platinum group metals with a local and global focus. She also works to drive the execution of a integrated, strategic supply chain including the development of local SMMEs. She was previously the CEO of PentaQuark Energy, a South African energy business offering distributed generation solutions in cleaner energy technologies to the Sub Saharan African market. This included the execution of gas based, storage and solar technologies into the market. Before this, Anthea worked as the Head of market development, intelligence and beneficiation at Amplats. Here she was responsible for the development of accurate market intelligence and strategic insights and the development and implementation of the market development and beneficiation strategy for the business. In this capacity she also led Amplat’s interactions with government and international stakeholders for the development of fuel cell markets globally. Prior to this, Anthea headed up Amplat’s processing supply chain, worked as a senior strategy management consultant for Cap Gemini and worked in the brewing and chemical industry as a process engineer. Anthea holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering.
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adamsonDr Kerry-Anne Adamson
4th Energy Wave, United Kingdom
Panellist

Dr. Kerry-Ann Adamson has been a fuel cell analyst, strategist and consultant for over 15 years now. She has PhD in fuel cells as a disruptive technology, ran Fuel Cell Today, set up FCT Consulting and the Fuel Cell Annual Review and went on to run the Navigant Research Smart Energy team. She has worked with hundreds of clients around the world, either on strategy, policy, analysis or simply as an old-fashioned sounding board. Her current company, 4th Energy Wave, works with any stakeholder interested in the sector, helping them to see and understand opportunities and threats, and helping them to see the proverbial wood for the trees.
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kadiakaMrs Tshepiso Kadiaka
Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Panellist

Ms Tshepiso Kadiaka is currently Deputy Director: Mining Equipment in the Industrial Development Division (IDD) at the Department of trade and Industry. She holds various Economics degree with more than 10 years of experience in government developing legislation and policy for the mining and minerals industry. Part of her accolades include being part of the Mining Phakisa team led by the Presidency, leading the team that developed the Beneficiation Strategy for the Mineral Industry of South Africa and serving on several Boards including the Jewellery Council of South Africa Board. Tshepiso has also worked at the Department of Mineral Resources and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency of which she was instrumental in developing expansion phases for the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) a government programme popularly known as the Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
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graaffMs Monique Mathys-Graaff
Public Investment Corporation (PIC), South Africa
Panellist

Monique Mathys-Graaff is currently part of a new team at the PIC, focused on identifying investment projects which would both enhance PIC performance and act as a catalyst for SA economic growth. As an investment professional with 16 yrs experience and a CFA charterholder, her experience set has grown out of work experiences in financial markets through to mining companies. Her previous roles added government policy expertise as Head of economics at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and deputy Chair person of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) EconomicTrade Policy committee.
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strayerMr Eric Strayer
Doosan Fuel Cells, United States of America
Panellist

Eric is responsible for leading commercial sales efforts in the growing international clean and distributed power markets and developing business partners to address rising utility rates, power security and clean energy initiatives in global markets. Since joining the fuel cell industry with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Power in 2003, Eric has held positions in technology, product development, product management, sales and business development.  Previously, he served in product development roles at Nissan Motor Corporation and Freudenberg-NOK, and in global supply chain management at BellSouth International. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the leadership development program at Harvard Business School.
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hadebeMr Hlanganane Hadebe
Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
Panellist

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chitemeDr Cosmas Chiteme
Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Panellist

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