SA research project launched into using fuel cells for commercial airliners

A research partnership has been launched in South Africa in a quest to make air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable. Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, the National Aerospace Centre and Airbus are working together on research into using fuel cells on aircraft.
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SA, SKA partners developing a new African network of telescopes

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the partnerships with the eight other African nations that will host remote stations of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope remain strong and the countries are developing a new African network of telescopes. South Africa partnered with Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia to host the world’s largest radio telescope.
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UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership

South Africa and the UK have launched a multimillion-rand fund to spark more innovation, science and technology in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The governments of the UK and South Africa, as well as private companies and nongovernmental organisations have committed R140-million a year to the UK-South Africa Newton Fund. A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the first three years of the programme. “It’s a milestone in science and innovation cooperation …
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Carbon capture, storage only way to achieve lowest global warming trajectory

Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) is the only way through which the world will achieve the lowest of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) global warming predictions, called the representative concentration pathway (RCP) 2.6. The RCP 2.6 is based on the assumption that all governments and societies will make strenuous efforts to mitigate CO2 production and deforestation to ensure that the emissions plateau by 2020 and then decline until a net negative emission level is achieved by the end of the century. This can only occur with CO2 capture and storage in addition to major emission reduction efforts, says UNFCCC intergovernmental panel on climate change member and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research system ecologist Dr Bob Scholes.
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