Africa

Hive Hydrogen to Launch South Africa’s First Plant

Hive Hydrogen will launch South Africa’s first-ever green ammonia plant on January 18, ushering in a new wave of hydrogen development that will position the country as a net hydrogen exporter. During an exclusive interview with Energy Capital & Power (ECP), Hive Hydrogen Chairperson and former Eskom CEO Thulani Gcabashe …

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African Nation aiming to be a H2 Superpower

So now finally, we’re on the map,” says Philip Balhoa about Lüderitz, a town in southern Namibia, where harsh desert meets pale ocean. The port town has previously benefited from diamonds and fishing booms, but now struggles with high rates of unemployment and aging infrastructure. A proposed green hydrogen project …

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The World Wants H2 – Namibia Says It Can Deliver

LÜDERITZ, Namibia—This old diamond-mining town, perched on the rocky Atlantic coastline of this sparsely populated desert nation, last boomed at the start of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered in the nearby dunes. Now Namibia is positioning itself as a leader in the emerging market for another hot resource: green hydrogen, which is made using renewable …

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Is Hydrogen the Fuel to drive South Africa’s future?

n this opinion article, Royal HaskoningDHV advisory group for energy transition director Gladys Nabagala writes that South Africa has significant potential to stimulate its economy by building a hydrogen export economy. As South Africa grapples with ongoing blackouts because power utility Eskom’s power station fleet cannot cope with demand or upkeep maintenance, the country is also faced by global pressures to reduce its carbon footprint and embrace renewable energy resources. This pressure …

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Green Hydrogen: The New Scramble for North Africa

The potential of the Sahara desert in North Africa to generate large amounts of renewable energy thanks to its dry climate and vast expanses of land has long been touted. For years, the Europeans, in particular, have considered it a potential source of solar energy that could satisfy a sizable …

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Namibia – U.S.$9.4 Billion Local Green Hydrogen Project

The government has taken the first step to develop a US$9.4 billion vertically integrated green hydrogen project in the Tsau Khaeb national park by announcing its intention to appoint HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy as the preferred bidder. The locally registered green hydrogen development company will run the country’s first large-scale project …

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A Hydrogen Economy: Green is the new black

Solar panels, wind turbines, and lithium-ion batteries are setting the world on course towards a clean energy future. But to accelerate the pace of change and avert a climate catastrophe, more needs to be done. For one, a potent green fuel that can power buses, cars, trains, and industry is …

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African Wind Body launched to scale up Green Energy

he Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a wind body in Africa to help accelerate green energy development across the continent. Africa WindPower (AWP) offers a platform for dialogue between the wind industry and government stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of scaling up wind project development and deployment in the continent. …

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