Thursday, 27 January 2022
UCT’s and Sasol’s significant step toward CO2 hydrogenation technology

A team of researchers from the Catalysis Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and integrated energy and chemical company Sasol have made advancements in the use of commercial iron catalyst, produced cheaply and at large‑scale at Sasol’s Secunda plant, which will enable conversion of unavoidable or biogenically derived carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen directly to a variety of green chemicals and jet fuel.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 14:45
Harnessing the sun and the (surface of) water to make energy

Covering a large body of water with solar panels is a new innovation in energy production that recently arrived in the Mother City, and the University of Cape Town (UCT)’s Department of Electrical Engineering will be monitoring the data of this groundbreaking pilot.

Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 15:15
‘Reboot and rebuild’ – SAICE’s new UCT president

As the new president of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) for 2022, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Marianne Vanderschuren will tackle two immediate priorities: restoring the professional body to full capacity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and working with government to urgently tackle the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 11:15
New Research Advisory Committee to help reshape the built environment through future-oriented research agenda

A/Professor Kathy Michell from the Department of Construction Economics & Management at UCT is the only academic from Africa selected as a member of the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) new Research Advisory Committee.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Nov 2021 - 14:30