Department of Science and Innovation
Cabinet has approved the extension of the Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) for the next ten years.
In a statement following a virtual special cabinet meeting last week, cabinet pointed out that the HSRM gives effect to the Hydrogen South Africa Strategy approved by Cabinet in 2007 to prepare the country for a hydrogen economy.
“The HSRM builds on what has been achieved in the past 10 years to prepare South Africa to move from research and development to manufacturing and commercialization.”
Cabinet added that the HSRM “effectively integrates all hydrogen-related technologies in various sectors of the economy and also fosters an inclusive economic growth”.
It also provides South Africa with sustainable hydrogen economic capability and expands export markets on hydrogen technologies.
Benefits arising from the local manufacturing of hydrogen products and components include job creation, skills development, transformation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Cabinet pointed out that the HSRM “provides a coordination framework to ensure an integration of all hydrogen-related technologies and skills development for the country”.
According to cabinet, the science and innovation department is to release the HSRM.