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South Africa's Green Energy Boost: Natural Hydrogen Discovery 

South Africa's drive towards adopting green and renewable energy sources has taken a significant leap forward with the recent finding of natural hydrogen gas in Hendrina, Mpumalanga.  

Researchers from the University of Pretoria made this breakthrough after months of field data collection across the province's highveld region. 

Natural hydrogen is hailed as a promising renewable energy source due to its cost-effectiveness and lack of emissions during extraction.  

Associate Professor Adam Bumby, a Geologist at the University of Pretoria, elaborated on the discovery, stating, "We've observed shallow depressions in the ground containing hydrogen. We speculated that areas like the pans in Mpumalanga might also contain hydrogen. These areas resemble the hydrogen-bearing formations we've seen before. Last year, we conducted tests with hydrogen meters and drilled shallow holes, confirming a significant presence of hydrogen in the soil adjacent to the pans in Mpumalanga." 

This finding holds great promise for South Africa's energy sector, offering a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. 

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