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Generating Hydrogen – Alkaline vs. PEM Electrolysis

Hydrogen Production for Mining Vehicles – Discerning the Optimal Choice for Your Mining Operation

There has been much interest, and deservedly so, surrounding the world’s largest hydrogen-fueled vehicle – the 300-ton mining truck delivered to Anglo American’s platinum mine in South Africa last spring. More information about the day-to-day experience and decarbonization results will be announced in the coming months as all involved gather quantifiable information to share. Meanwhile, since hydrogen is at the center of South Africa’s energy roadmap towards zero carbon emissions by 2050, it makes sense to have a better understanding of the two most dominant means of generating hydrogen today – alkaline electrolysis and proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis.