Bandwidth Blog & Smile 90.4FM Tech Tuesday: Hydrogen Electric Mining Trucks in SA

The world’s biggest hydrogen-powered trucks are now being used at a platinum mine in South Africa. Deployed by Anglo American, the aim is to replace the fleet of forty diesel-powered mining trucks that use about a million litres of diesel per year. The NuGen project will use power from a solar plant to supply a hydrogen electrolyser to split water and provide the trucks, which can carry up 315t of ore each, with hydrogen fuel.

Read: South African mines start using the world’s biggest hydrogen trucks

In this week’s Tech Tuesday segment on Smile 90.4FM we discuss the latest advancements in hydrogen electric technology and why it’s being used in mining.

Listen down below.