The first phase of the Daures Green hydrogen village is being built in Namibia, marking the first step toward the realization of clean hydrogen production.
In the Erongo region of east-central Namibia, the Daures Green hydrogen town will be constructed under the shadow of the Brandberg Mountains. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research awarded the Daures Green Hydrogen consortium a grant of N$ 220 million for the building of the Daures Green Hydrogen Village hydrogen project.
The first phase will cost at least N$200 million and will include housing, an eco-house, a lab, and a learning center for local residents and students to conduct research and receive education in the arid mountain region.
The project is anticipated to be carried out in four phases, creating at least 100 employment during the first phase’s development and more than 1,000 jobs once it is finished.
Jerome Namseb, CEO of the consortium, stated during the groundbreaking ceremony that they also planned to build greenhouses for seedlings with climate control in the first stage, as well as wind and solar power plants, warehouses for storing agricultural products, and greenhouses.
According to Namaseb, the project will be operational within the upcoming 12 months. The Daures project is a fantastic illustration of what can be accomplished when the community, corporate sector, and government together.