Africa

SA- H2 Energy Development to Unlock Investment

South Africa’s decade-long investment in hydrogen energy development and research is expected to pay off as fossil fuel companies turn to greener futures. Petrochemical giant Sasol and Anglo American are among the companies gearing up to restructure their businesses for hydrogen and fuel cell technology development. Opportunities for Eskom were highlighted at …

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Beijing Unveils Hydrogen Energy Plans

The Beijing municipal government has unveiled a long-term plan to develop a hydrogen-based transportation sector, including related infrastructure, as its looks to switch from fossil fuel to green energies over the next decade. According to local reports, more than ten provinces and cities in China recently unveiled plans to encourage …

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NAMIBIA: Berlin Supports Hydrogen Research €40m

The German government is providing €40 million in funding to Namibia for research and development of the nascent green hydrogen industry. The driest country on the African continent has enormous potential for solar energy production that could be used to develop the green hydrogen industry. Namibia is also entering the …

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R64m UK Grant To Benefit Durban’s H2 Economy

DURBAN’S hydrogen economy is to be boosted by a R64m UK grant fund to establish hubs. The British High Commission announced the allocation of the money which will be implemented through the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) under its UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK …

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SA – Platinum-boosting Green Hydrogen Strategy

JOHANNESBURG. Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a lot of importance in recent months in the context of limiting global warming and meeting the world’s decarbonisation goals. In Germany, the increased level of …

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Egyptian Company signs MoU to explore H2 production

Italian integrated energy company Eni signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the feasibility of hydrogen production in Egypt. The agreement was entered into with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). The memorandum will allow Eni to assess the technical and …

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South African’ Zip’ helping Hydrogen down Cost Curve

 South Africa is part of a crucial international project aimed at taking key hydrogen technology down the cost curve and lowering the energy it requires to facilitate catalytic reactions. The focus of the SherLOHCk project, which is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework, is liquid organic hydrogen …

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Grand Inga Project: Green Hydrogen, Equity and Ethics

With recent announcements by Australian-based Fortescue Metals Group on their plans to develop Inga for green hydrogen exports, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) now needs to address issues of equality and ethics if they are to attract the necessary funding for the project. This speaks to not only the …

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