The following was received from ECSA:

It has come to the attention of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) that certain providers have been impersonating the ECSA brand on their non-validated activity material in order to extort money from unsuspecting ECSA registered persons.

To avoid being misled by these unscrupulous providers, please note the following:

• All activities validated for the ECSA CPD program are listed on the ECSA’s website

• The validation number of the CPD activity can be obtained from the activity provider or from the marketing material of the activity

• The validity of the activity can be verified by visiting following link: and using the validation number in the search field.

• If no information is returned; the activity is not validated and therefore cannot be recorded under Category 1: Development Activities.

ECSA therefore requests registered persons to first confirm the validity of the CPD activity for Category 1: Developmental Activities before making payment to any activity provider.

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Alternative Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen can be used as a zero-emission fuel burned with oxygen. 
Hydrogen is a very important raw material of the future, presently it is used as feedstock for fertilizer production and methanol production, but more processes will adapt and the circular economy will enhance the role of hydrogen significantly.  As a renewable transport fuel the commercial use of Hydrogen has taken of in applications to replace diesel in public busses, heavy transport and -moving equipment. 

As the production of Hydrogen is energy intensive, a direct connection to renewable energy sources is required. A lot of research and development is done to create Clean Hydrogen, which can be done in two ways, electrochemical and thermochemical.

Normally, green hydrogen is produced via water electrolysis on renewable power. Electrolysis is an excellent process to capture potential oversupply in green energy production and solve various problems of transporting this energy, however its variable production and difficulty to transport and store provides a challenge for the chemical industry. Therefore alternatives should be developed since one can not solve all the hydrogen demand issues via electrolysis

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