Sasol to explore hydrogen in transportation
South African energy company Sasol and fleet operator Imperial Logistics signed an agreement to explore green hydrogen in the transportation sector, they announced September 21.
Sasol said green hydrogen could be a promising alternative to coal and help South Africa meet its international climate commitments.
“Sasol’s aspiration is to play a leading role in the co-creation and development of hydrogen ecosystems, which aims to decarbonise hard to abate sectors such as transportation, using green hydrogen produced at its operations facilities leveraging existing process equipment and proprietary technology,” the company said. “Decarbonising heavy-duty long-haul trucking using fuel cell electric trucks is an area of interest to both Sasol and Imperial.”
Sasol in July signed a memorandum of cooperation with national development finance firm Industrial Development Corp (IDC) to develop a green hydrogen economy in South Africa.
Sasol and IDC said they would work together on a non-exclusive basis in advocating for policy frameworks to enable a hydrogen economy at relevant forums. This will pave the way for the development of pilot and commercial-scale hydrogen projects that can support South Africa's energy transition.
Imperial’s CEO Mohammed Akoojee said it shared that vision with Sasol.
“We also welcome the opportunity to work together with Sasol to develop viable and sustainable greener supply chain solutions that will not only benefit our clients and principals, but the broader logistics and supply chain industry,” he said.