Amplats to test fuel-cell powered mine loco March/April


” Platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects to put a fuel-cell powered mine locomotive through its paces in the first half of this year.

The locomotive will initially be tested on surface at Amplats’ Dishaba mine, which is situated in the Limpopo province.

“Hopefully by March/April, we’ll have a loco on surface that will be fuel-cell based,” Amplats market development and research head Anthea Bath tells Mining Weekly Online in a video interview.

The point of the demonstration will be to show that fuel-cell powered locomotives can provide superior efficiency and productivity and offer zero-emission underground transport.”