Mashudu Ramano’s already ambitious fuel-cell venture is fast morphing into an even greater endeavour to tap into a $100bn (R1.4-trillion) opportunity that will transform Mpumalanga into a green hydrogen heartland.

Ramano’s Mitochondria Energy Systems is developing a bespoke fuel-cell technology in partnership with Austrian engineering company AVL. With already R50m in funding from the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the R2bn fuel-cell project is completing its final bankability studies with a view to begin production of 250MW in fuel cells a year from 2023. ..

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