An agreement between Getech and Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), a partner in the HyAfrica consortium, will accelerate the exploration and development of white hydrogen resources in Africa.
Natural hydrogen deposits will be sought after in Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, and Togo, while the economic and social impact is assessed, with any findings going on to shape strategic plans for hydrogen as an energy source.
As a world-leading locator of subsurface resources, Getech will support HyAfrica’s research efforts through the three-year project, which is already underway.
Getech’s will contribute to the project though its potential fields data, machine learning capabilities, and market-leading subsurface resource prediction capabilities in the search for natural hydrogen throughout the continent.
Max Brouwers, Getech Chief Business Development Officer, said: “Natural hydrogen is an emerging clean energy resource with immense potential to contribute to the global climate challenge, offering clean power and only water as a byproduct.
“We’re excited to work with highly respected academic institutions on this important research with the aim of combining our unique data and expertise with the latest artificial intelligence techniques to discover commercial accumulations of natural hydrogen to help drive the energy transition.”
Dr. Rodolfo Christiansen, Project Scientist at LIAG, added: “Getech’s unparalleled subsurface databases and expertise combined with LIAG’s knowledge in geophysical exploration enable us to take a more precise approach in identifying viable hydrogen resources, aligning well with our commitment to renewable energy research across Africa.”