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Inclusion of nuclear in EU’s future energy plan rejected

1st July 2022 Two European Parliament committees have voted against the European Commission’s plan to include nuclear energy and gas in the European Union’s (EU’s) future energy taxonomy. (The European Commission is the EU’s executive body.) The two committees concerned are the Economic and Monetary Affairs... 

Rolls-Royce buys innovative German hydrogen PEM cell company 

30th June 2022 UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems division had acquired a 54% stake in German start-up company Hoeller Electrolyzer (Hoeller). The start-up, founded in 2016, has developed an innovative hydrogen electrolysis... 

South African food inflation rose sharply in May

29th June 2022 Food inflation in South Africa rose sharply in May, in both year-on-year (y-o-y) and month-on-month (m-o-m) terms, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has reported in its latest Food Inflation Brief. In y-o-y terms, food and non-alcoholic beverage prices last month were up 7.6%. In... 

European Space Agency awards new satellite project to Airbus

29th June 2022 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a €160-million contract to develop the agency’s Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (FORUM) satellite. The work will be led and largely undertaken at the Airbus facility in Stevenage in England. The... 

Airbus highlights its key role, through ESA, in Nasa’s Artemis crewed space programme

28th June 2022 With the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) having declared that the testing programme for the Artemis I Moon mission had been concluded and that its Space Launch System (rocket) and Orion spacecraft would be readied for launch in late August, Europe-based aerospace giant... 

US to help fund study for deployment of small modular nuclear reactors in Romania

28th June 2022 The administration of US President Joe Biden is to provide 50% of the funding for a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for the deployment of a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR), designed by US company NuScale, in Romania. The US contribution will be disbursed through the US Trade and... 

Nasa has determined that its Artemis I Moon mission should be prepared for launch

27th June 2022 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that the test phase for the Artemis I space mission had been completed. This decision followed the analysis of the data collected during the launch ‘wet dress rehearsal’ conducted at the Kennedy Space Centre in the US State... 

South Africa’s Airlink signs codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways

27th June 2022 South African regional airline Airlink has entered a codeshare agreement with major Middle East-based international airline Qatar Airways, it was announced on Monday. This will allow the customers of both airlines to book connecting flights with a single reservation, so opening Qatar’s global... 

Sasol signs agreement with aircraft company to develop sustainable aviation fuels

23rd June 2022 South African chemicals and energy company Sasol signed, on Wednesday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft, on developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology. The MoU is specifically focused on the development of technologies for green... 

Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerators specifically for hybrid-electric aircraft

22nd June 2022 UK-based global major power and propulsion systems and technologies group Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the development of turbogenerator technology, to advance the implementation of hybrid-electric flight. The development included a new small engine specifically designed for use in... 

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