“Now that fuel cell electric vehicles have moved firmly into the commercial phase, government policy is required to serve as a guideline for a national development and implementation plan,” states Northam Platinum CEO, Paul Dunne.
“At the same time,” he adds, “the traditional internal combustion engines which are fitted with PGM-bearing emission-reducing catalysts, will continue to ensure that increasingly stringent emissions standards can be met.
“The key is PGMs – their application in these technologies has an enormously beneficial impact on the environment.
“As a reliable and growing producer of these precious metals, we at Northam Platinum are committed to continue to supply PGMs into a market which seeks to enhance the quality of the global environment,” concludes Dunne.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association in the United States, other industry bodies and federal governments will be marking the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association states that against the background of climate change, and spurred by developments at the World Economic Forum and the Paris agreement on climate change at COP21, governments worldwide are being urged to support investment in technology to provide cleaner and more efficient sources of power in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
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