Africa

Virtual Summit on Green H2 among BRICS Nations

Starting today, India is organizing a two-day virtual summit (June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021) on green hydrogen initiatives involving the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations. The event will be anchored by India’s largest power producer and one of the global energy majors, NTPC Ltd., …

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Unlocking green energy in Africa can impact climate change globally

According to a new International Energy Agency report, achieving the Paris Agreement’s climate goals requires more low-carbon hydrogen to fuel transport and industry. This emerging demand for hydrogen might unlock one of Africa’s untapped riches, the massive hydropower from the proposed Grand Inga dam (Inga). Reconfiguring the dam’s plan to add hydrogen production could help make the project a reality. …

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Egypt Has Great Potential for Hydrogen Production

CAIRO – 9 June 2021: Egypt has already taken serious steps to join the league of hydrogen-producing countries, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said Wednesday. Molla was speaking at the 1st Unlocking Industries – Hydrogen in Africa, an event held as part of the German-African Energy …

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African City’s Journey – Towards A New H2 Economy

The eThekwini metropolitan municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, is aiming to sign its first independent power producer (IPP) contract next year following the publication of the eThekwini Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) in 2020, which it described as the first IRP for a local government in South Africa. The head of the eThekwini Energy Office, Sbu Ntshalintshali, reported …

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S.A – Government – Support Clean Hydrogen Adoption

It was recently announced that South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (Roadmap) is expected to be submitted to the South African cabinet for approval at the end of 2021, or in early 2022. The Roadmap will explain how the country’s resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, such as solar and …

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Toyota Partners with Fuel Gian Sasol for H2 Mobility

Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota has partnered with South African fuel giant Sasol to develop a green hydrogen-powered mobility ecosystem. The two companies announced the plan at an event this week organised by EE Business Intelligence and the British High Commission to South Africa, titled ‘2nd Renewable Hydrogen and Green Powerfuels Webinar for South Africa’. The parties …

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Anglo American Collaboration On Feasibility Study For South Africa’s Limpopo Province H2 ‘Hydrogen Valley’

Anglo American announces a collaboration agreement to complete a feasibility study to develop a “hydrogen valley” anchored in the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa. Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the collaboration agreement also includes energy and services company ENGIE, the South …

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Africa – Robust H2 National Strategy needed.

The world’s investors will take note of how far advanced a nation’s hydrogen strategy is when considering backing renewables-powered green hydrogen, a representative of the World Bank told a recent virtual conference on Africa, with the amount of clean power capacity already installed also a factor. Elizabeth Minchew, associate operations officer and consultant for the International Finance Corp (IFC), …

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