Hydrogen Europe has joined the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) to grow the renewable energy sector and promote hydrogen production in the region. Hydrogen Industry Leaders examines how the partnership could benefit Europe.
Potentially, the partnership between Hydrogen Europe and AHP could help Europe secure renewable energy for hydrogen production and long-term decarbonisation goals.
Hydrogen Europe will join the AHP Board of Directors as it targets to develop the supply chain in Africa and create a market both domestically and internationally.
The abundance of sun, wind, and land resources will produce renewable hydrogen and help to break Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels from Russia.
Chairman of AHP, Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, said: “Renewable African hydrogen is essential to the world and Europe meeting its net-zero targets. With the war in Ukraine demonstrating the urgency of Europe’s energy transition and Africa gearing up for COP27 in Egypt, there is no better time to welcome Hydrogen Europe as a board member of the AHP.
“As Africa ramps up its sustainable energy supply and many of its countries leapfrog to the new age of hydrogen technologies, the AHP is confident that clean, sustainable, and renewable African hydrogen will price diesel and petrol out of the market between 2025 and 2030.”
CEO of Hydrogen Europe, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, said: “Our collaboration will open new business opportunities for both AHP and Hydrogen Europe’s members and help us build together enabling, aligned and ambitious global frameworks for decarbonisation.
“We will leverage the recent European investments and leadership in clean hydrogen technologies and Africa’s renewable powerhouse, agility, and disruptive market orientation, to develop a mutually beneficial energy partnership.”