New scramble for Africa – Green hydrogen and other clean energy export schemes

Green hydrogen (GH2) prospects in Africa are developing at breakneck speed. Since 2021,  developers and governments have advanced at least 30 schemes.  Intense competition is growing for sites with the best wind, solar irradiation, water supply, logistics and access to market. Is this a new scramble for Africa?

And unlike the 19th and 20th century quests for physical resources will this zero-carbon version bring with it sustainable development?

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European Hydrogen Bank can help Africa achieve its green fuel potential

Issue 480 - 16 March 2023

Its wealth of renewable energy resources, availability of land and proximity to markets mean Africa holds the key to Europe’s vision of a net zero future based on green hydrogen (GH2) use. The manufacture of carbon-free liquid fuels could also transform the continent, but project sponsors, financers and offtakers need...

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