Published November 2020

Partnerships for PGM Beneficiation through the Hydrogen Economy

A Report on the MISTRA Annual Roundtables 2016-2019

During its research on platinum group metals (PGM) and the Hydrogen Economy, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) observed that although there were positive developments in the PGM value chain, there was limited collaboration between stakeholders. In order to address this, MISTRA convened a roundtable series, providing a platform for government, platinum producers, trade unions and research institutions to exchange views.

This enabled stakeholders to identify areas of collaboration and policy interventions required in their respective areas. Key themes throughout the four years include the role of fuel cell technology in energy generation, the Hydrogen South Africa project, the political economy of the PGM sector and the case for a PGM Exchange.

This report aims to provide a meta-analysis of the discussions at the PGM annual roundtables from 2016 to 2019.