Germany’s H2 Industries allocates US$3B for green hydrogen plant in Egypt

EGYPT – German energy storage firm, H2 Industries, is investing US$3 billion to build a plant in Egypt that will produce 300,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. The plant will produce green hydrogen by using organic wastes as feedstock for its energy production while capturing CO2 and commercializing it to achieve carbon neutrality. The green H2 production facility will…

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Hive Hydrogen to set up a US$4.6b Green Ammonia Plant in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a partnership between U.K energy company, Hive Energy, and South African energy companies BuiltAfrica, and Afrox, have announced plans to establish a US$4.6bn green ammonia plant in Gqeberha, South Africa. According to Hive Energy Chief Executive Officer, Giles Redpath, they have been working on renewable energy-powered green hydrogen and green ammonia projects since 2019.…

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IRESEN, the OCP Group and UM6P set up technology platform for research of green hydrogen

MOROCCO – The Institute for Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the OCP Group have signed a framework agreement to collaborate on research and development (R&D) of green hydrogen. This alliance will mainly allow the establishment of a platform dedicated to research in the industrial zone of Jorf Lasfar, in the…

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Namibia awards US$9.4bn green hydrogen tender to HYPHEN Energy

NAMIBIA – The government of Namibia has awarded HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy preferred bidder status for the development of the country’s first large-scale vertically integrated green hydrogen project in the Tsau //Khaeb national park. HYPHEN is a Windhoek-based joint venture between British company, Nicholas Holdings Limited, and South African renewables company, ENERTRAG South Africa, a division of German energy company, ENERTRAG. The project, worth an…

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Energy company Sasol to explore potential of green hydrogen project in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Sasol, an energy and chemical company, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Northern Cape Development Agency (NCEDA) to lead the feasibility study to explore the potential of the Boegoebaai green hydrogen project as an export hub for green hydrogen and ammonia. This study is expected to take approximately 24 months. The outcomes of this…

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Imperial and Sasol ink pact to co-develop hydrogen mobility ecosystem

SOUTH AFRICA – Imperial Logistics (Imperial) and Sasol South Africa (Sasol) have entered into an agreement to collaborate in exploring options and solutions for improving freight sustainability and efficiency in Southern Africa. The two companies will also be evaluating potential cross-border collaboration. Sasol’s aspiration is to play a leading role in the co-creation and development of hydrogen ecosystems, which aims…

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Scatec & ENGIE to produce hydrogen for Anglo’s Limpopo mine

SOUTH AFRICA – Norwegian renewable energy company, Scatec, and French energy giant, Engie, have entered into a two-year lease agreement where the former will supply its portable solar systems to help power ENGIE’s hydrogen plant stationed at Anglo American Platinum’s Mokalakwena mine in the Limpopo province of South Africa.  Scatec will supply a 616 kWp containerized mobile solar energy system…

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Siemens Energy, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to develop hydrogen-based industry in Egypt

EGYPT – Siemens Energy, an energy company formed by the spin off of the former Gas and Power division of Siemens Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to jointly develop hydrogen-based industry in Egypt with export capability. The agreement builds on a letter of intent signed in January between Siemens Energy and EEHC…

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Man Energy Solutions, Taqa Power to produce hydrogen as alternative energy

EGYPT – Man Energy Solutions, a company specialising in the production of diesel engines and heavy-duty turbo machinery for marine and stationary applications, as partnered with Taqa Power, the subsidiary of the Egyptian group Taqa Arabia, for a green hydrogen pilot project. This solution will be applied in public transport in the coming months as an alternative energy. As part…

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Namibia gets US$47.2m from Germany for green hydrogen research

NAMIBIA – The German government is providing €40 million (US$47.2 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. “Preliminary estimates of this potential [project] put Namibia’s annual production of…

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