Africa

Making waves: On board the world’s first hydrogen-powered ship

An experimental boat is criss-crossing the world on sun, sea and wind alone. Money Mind finds out if this can be scaled up, to power sustainable shipping. This aerial photo taken on Apr 29, 2022 shows the Energy Observer, a boat powered by hydrogen and other renewable energy sources, sailing …

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Pininfarina’s New Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Has Removable Fuel Tank

The NamX crossover will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year. Battery electric vehicles seem poised to dominate the auto industry in a couple of decades. The future still needs to be written, and some believe there will be room for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Established automakers …

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Algeria has ‘great potential’ for hydrogen production: Minister

Algerian Energy and Mining Minister Mohamed Arkab said on Saturday that the North African country has “great potential” to become a regional hub of hydrogen production. “Preliminary information shows Algeria has great potential, allowing it to play a prominent regional role in this (hydrogen) field, through its vast resources of …

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Ramaphosa: Anglo American’s green truck a giant leap for SA’s hydrogen economy

The mining heavyweight has launched the world’s biggest hydrogen-powered truck with a payload of up to 310 tons at its Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo. Anglo American said the conversion of ultra-class haul trucks to hydrogen power would eliminate 80% of emissions associated with diesel. Picture: Kgomotso Modise/Eyewitness News Anglo …

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The African Energy Chamber Launches Hydrogen Summit at AEC 2022 in Cape Town

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is delighted to announce the launch of the Hydrogen Summit which will be debuted at the AEC’s annual conference, African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) 2022, taking place from October 18 – 21, 2022, in Cape Town, South Africa.   AEW 2022’s Hydrogen Summit will be …

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Egypt to work with UAE’s Masdar to make green hydrogen

CAIRO/DUBAI, April 24 (Reuters) – Egypt said on Sunday it would cooperate with the United Arab Emirate’s Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) on the production of green hydrogen. Masdar and Hassan Allam (HA) Utilities, a subsidiary of Hassan Allam Holding, will form a strategic alliance to develop green hydrogen …

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Anglo American’s newly named nuGen™ hydrogen powered truck set for launch at Mogalakewna mine on May 6

The launch of Anglo American’s hydrogen-powered ultra-class mine haul truck – newly named nuGen™ – has been set for May 6, 2022 at Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena open pit platinum operation in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The final achievement of first public movement of the truck, a converted 291 t class …

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Examining the Prospects of Green Hydrogen in Africa

Namibia has made significant progress through project announcements, the signing of agreements and tight policies to drive a green hydrogen boom both nationally and throughout the southern African region. Rich in renewable energy resources and focused on accelerating energy access and economic growth, the country has partnered with international and …

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Saldanha Bay ideal for green hydrogen production

The Saldanha Bay region has “excellent” solar and wind resources that have the potential for large renewable energy electricity at competitive costs, making it an ideal location to produce green hydrogen – hydrogen made using renewable energy as a source of electricity – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) …

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Green hydrogen: Africa prioritises local demand over exports

Natural hydrogen potential is being studied, according to Africa Hydrogen Partnership chief Africa’s immediate priority is to focus on commercially feasible green hydrogen projects that cater to local demand rather than the export market, which could be explored later, the Chairman of Africa Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) said. AHP’s Chairman, Dr. …

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