Pretoria – Excitement is mounting for a group of innovative students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who will get to showcase their hydrogen powered bicycle, known as Hai Fambeni, at a conference in the North West.
The bicycle, translated as “Let’s go,” will be unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday at the 2nd annual Resource Driven Technology Concept Centre (RETECZA) Conference.
Hai Fambeni was developed by the TUT students, in partnership with the department of Science and Technology, as well as Hydrogen South Africa. World renowned designer, Pierre Terblanche, played mentor to the group, and was sponsored by the department to work at the educational facility for a month, in the context of the RETECZA project.
RETECZA is a non-profit-organisation with the vision to be a leading technology concept centre on clean energy, transport and water. The main aim of RETECZA is technology concept development for poverty alleviation and involves partners globally.
This year’s conference will comprise presentations and panel discussions from researchers and senior executives focusing on topics such as clean water, transportation and energy.
Renowned local and international researchers will deliver papers on latest technology that will improve especially the life of people living in rural communities. Researchers from both Sweden and Germany will also attend the conference.
Source – BuaNews – by Nthambeleni Gabara