According to Sasscal executive director Dr. Jane Olwoch, about 90% of the datasets for the Southern African green hydrogen atlas have been collected, and its formal debut will undoubtedly happen before the end of the year.
Olwoch also gushed that there were already glaring indications that the price of Southern Africa’s green hydrogen was appealingly cheap.
At a workshop this week in Windhoek, a group of developers will highlight the SADC’s (Southern African Development Community) green hydrogen hotspots.
Olwoch anticipates that the workshop will approve the atlas data before its formal launch, which might occur in September or October.
We’ll definitely unveil this magnificent atlas by the end of this year, Olwoch promised.
By employing renewable energy to divide water into hydrogen and oxygen, with seawater as the primary water target, zero-carbon green hydrogen is produced.
The German-funded initiative creates a considerable number of jobs while integrating the SADC region ahead of the already evident opening up of a multi-trillion dollar green hydrogen industry.
With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research of €5.7 million, the initiative is putting Southern Africa on the path to meaningfully contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals (BMBF).
The first stage of the BMBF’s “Go Green, Go Africa Hydrogen” initiative is called “H2Atlas-Africa,” and it begins with the validation of green hydrogen hot spots. A pilot plant is then anticipated to be built to show the competitiveness of Southern African green hydrogen generation before it is commercialized.
The main goal of H2Atlas-Southern Africa is to evaluate the region’s potential for producing hydrogen using renewable energy sources.