Science and Technology

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Hydrogen Energy Storage Under the Spotlight

Department of Science and Technology

A new hydrogen research facility has been launched at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria.

Launched by the department of science and technology, the facility will be jointly used by Hydrogen South Africa and the Batteries Research Centre for energy storage to conduct research to develop novel materials that can meet the challenging hydrogen energy storage requirements.

Electricity Theft Detection Device Under Development

Department of Science and Technology

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor says a device to detect electricity theft will soon be made available to the public and installed in prepaid meter boxes.

The minister was replying to a parliamentary question about the apparatus, which was developed by the Technology Innovation Agency and called Saggitarious Serpentariou.

Research on Fracking Underway

Department of Science and Technology

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor says independent research, to prevent the possible negative environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, is in the offing.

In a reply to a question in parliament the minister revealed that her department has commissioned the Academy of Science of South Africa to put together a panel of experts to draw up a fracturing research plan.  At this stage the plan is under development.

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