Platinum fuel cells to drive underground mine vehicles

June 8, 2016

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From the lessons learnt at the forklift project at the Impala Platinum base metals refinery in Springs, the rollout of fuel cell-driven load haul dumpers at the 14 Shaft at Rustenburg Platinum mine is now envisaged. Impala Platinum fuel cell co-ordinator Fahmida Smith, who addressed last week’s Junior Indaba, says detailed design has also been completed for a 1.2 MW stationary hydrogen-fed fuel cell system and the second an 8 MW natural gas system to demonstrate the different fuels that can be used.

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