The research suggests three requirements to enable 50 million tons of green hydrogen to be produced in Africa by 2035:
• National planning, regulation, and incentive schemes need to mobilize private sector investment.
• Pilot projects need to show successful green hydrogen generation, storage, distribution, and use at both demonstration and commercial scales.
• Market-based partnerships are needed to enable mass-scale domestic and international off-take and demand for green hydrogen, and increase cooperation to design, finance, build and operate green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution infrastructure.
€1 trillion green hydrogen investment can deliver the equivalent of more than one-third of Africa’s current energy consumption, boost GDP, improve clean water supply, and empower communities.
Jackwell Feris is a Director and the Sector Head: of Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade. He has extensive experience in the Oil & Gas, Mining & Minerals, Energy & Power, Infrastructure & Transport, Government & State-Owned Sectors acting as counsel for governments, state-owned entities, and private commercial parties in several major and complex projects and/or transactional matters, and has represented parties in complex disputes providing domestic and international dispute prevention, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution services (mediation, arbitrations, and court proceedings) on the African continent.
Jack well as the Sector Head: of Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade works closely with several of CDH’s leading professionals in consolidating CDH’s services in, amongst others, heavy industries and future industries such as clean hydrogen, e-mobility, robotics & automation. The Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector of CDH was born from the need to provide our clients with a dedicated service to economic industries that, amongst others, require decarbonize flowing from industries such as mining and minerals, energy and power, Oil & Gas and other natural resources industries that will be the catalyst for the industrialization of Africa under the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Margo-Ann Werner is a Director in the Environmental Practice of the Corporate and Commercial department. She has extensive experience in respect of environmental and regulatory considerations, particularly in project finance transactions relating to energy generation and infrastructure development; the application of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards; climate change considerations; administrative appeals and reviews; general environmental advisory in the mining; cement manufacturing; food manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries; and environmental compliance audits.
Margo as a member of the Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector works closely with several of CDH’s leading professionals in consolidating CDH’s services in, amongst others, heavy industries and future industries such as clean hydrogen. As part of the Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector of CDH, Margo focuses on the role of hydrogen as a clean alternate fuel in climate change and decarbonization considerations; carbon offsets; carbon regulation and trading; regulatory compliance and enforcement; environmental risk management; sustainability management; resource and environmental policy, regulatory development and implementation; and climate change litigation.
Kal’air Trezegeut is a man who aspires to diversify business interests across Africa. He developed and is still building tools that help companies in the EU Zone enter the African market, especially in South Africa, Namibia, Angola, and Mozambique. He’s the CEO of T&T corporation and the Chairman of Hydrogen-Africa. Hydrogen-Africa is here to promote, support, and accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen and fuel cell technology as well as to improve access to (clean) energy in Africa.
CDH has published several thought leadership pieces on the future hydrogen economy in Africa and e-mobility in Africa.