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September 2, 2021

Implats Platinum Refinery Fuel Cell System, South Africa

By Carmen

The Implats Platinum Refinery Fuel Cell System is an 8,000kW energy storage project located in South Africa.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses fuel cells as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017.

Description

The Implats Platinum Refinery Fuel Cell System is owned by Impala Platinum (100%), a subsidiary of Impala Platinum Holdings.

The key applications of the project are on-site power and back up.

Contractors involved

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Impala Platinum is the owner. Doosan Fuel Cell America is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The project is being carried out in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone and supported by the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality, and the aim is to facilitate platinum beneficiation within South Africa.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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