Call for Proposals 83453006

Impact Analysis of Critical Raw Materials Mining and Use for a Green Hydrogen Industry in South Africa

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GIZ has been working in South Africa since 1995. One core area of cooperation is climate and energy.

The “Promoting a South African Green Hydrogen Economy” (H2.SA) project is commissioned by the BMZ and implemented by the GIZ in close cooperation with The Presidency of South Africa. H2.SA's main objective is to promote a South African green and sustainable hydrogen economy. Working closely with its partners from Government, private sector, and civil society, H2.SA provides expertise, resources, and builds capacity for a secure and sustainable energy future that holds opportunities for all South Africans. 

In the context of a rapidly decreasing global carbon budget and urgency to identify adequate solutions for decarbonizing the so-called hard-to-abate sectors, the demand for green hydrogen (GH2) and green hydrogen-based products (PtX), such as ammonia and synthetic fuels, is steadily increasing. Critical minerals/raw materials play a significant role in the production of electrolyzers and fuel cells, which are key components of green hydrogen technologies. Some examples of critical minerals commonly used in electrolysers and fuel cell include Platinum Group of Metals (PGMs) such as Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium; Nickel, Titanium, Graphite, Cobalt and Ruthenium. With the rising global demand for green hydrogen, the responsible sourcing and utilising of these minerals is an important consideration for the sustainability of a future green hydrogen sector.

To better understand the effects of impacts of and on the mining sector, H2.SA wishes to appoint a South African service provider to conduct an assessment/study. The main objective is to develop recommendations for the mining industry, policymakers, and other stakeholders to ensure promotion of sustainable sourcing and utilization of critical minerals.

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender. Tender documents are available for downloading below.

Your proposal must be submitted to by 01 December 2023. Please quote reference 83453006 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.