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Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimise the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are technologies available today to reduce this loss. A new Danfoss Impact paper reveals that with hydrogen production set to […]

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Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential With parts of Africa grappling with access to electricity, the energy sector provides great opportunity. European countries have been vocal about plans to boost clean, smart, and secure investments in Africa’s energy sector, with the European Union’s Global Gateway Initiative aiming to mobilise more than €150 billion across the continent by

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How viable is hydrogen?

How viable is hydrogen? How viable is hydrogen as an energy source? Does it really have the potential to alleviate SA’s energy woes? By Bridgett Majola and Gavin Noeth South Africa’s energy crisis has created opportunities for innovation, especially given Africa’s abundant natural resources which can be harnessed for renewable energy supply. Following the 2023

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Hydrogen: Energising the future

Hydrogen: Energising the future    Despite progress in decarbonisation efforts, there are still many challenges for certain sectors like heavy industry, heating, aviation, and shipping. Hydrogen offers promising solutions to these challenges. By Chingis Idrissov, Technology Analyst IDTechEx Decarbonisation efforts have gained momentum globally in recent years. Renewable energy, electrification, and battery storage are primary

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Germany pledges to invest 4-billion Euros in Africa’s green energy

Germany pledges to invest 4-billion Euros in Africa’s green energy Last week the government of Germany pledged to invest 4-billion Euros in Africa’s green energy until 2030. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made the announcement at a press conference in Berlin after meeting African leaders and heads of international organisations during the G20 Compact with Africa

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MSGBC panel to discuss Africa’s role in energy transition

MSGBC panel to discuss Africa’s role in energy transition In the lead up to COP28 the closing panel at this year’s Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry (MSGBC) Oil, Gas & Power conference, will reflect on the outcomes of COP27 and Arica’s role in sustainable development and climate financing.   The third edition of this conference,

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Nigeria’s decarbonisation roadmap

Nigeria’s decarbonisation roadmap   Meeting last week in Abuja and Lagos for the 2023 Energy Transition Forum, Nigeria’s leading energy experts have outlined the country’s roadmap to decarbonisation, and discussed what it will take to deliver universal access to clean energy for Nigerian households and businesses. Speaking in front of senior representatives of some of

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Africa could benefit most from world’s demographic changes

Africa could benefit most from world’s demographic changes    A shift in the world’s demographics will result in the rise of new clusters of innovation and manufacturing hubs that will rival China. African countries could be the main beneficiaries.   According to a United Nations (UN) report released last week India has overtaken China as the most populous nation

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Why green hydrogen is important for South Africa

Why green hydrogen is important for South Africa  Several countries in Africa are pinning their energy-transition hopes on green hydrogen as fuel source. Green hydrogen is important for countries like South Africa, for example. The reasons are varied and compelling.  By Dr Karen Surridge, Project Manager Renewable Energy and Cleaner Fossil Fuels, SANEDI Hydrogen fuel

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MSGBC region in West Africa attracts global energy investors

MSGBC region in West Africa attracts global energy investors The MSGBC region (Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry), has emerged as an increasingly attractive destination for global energy investments in recent years. Owing to prolific oil, natural gas and renewable resources, a stable and transparent business climate, and growing energy demand, global investors are

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Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom

Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom  With an integrated hydrocarbon and renewable energy strategy combined with promising oil and gas discoveries, Namibia is at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom.      Namibia showcased investment opportunities in the development of its Kudu gas field, the exploration of the highly prospective Orange Basin and developing

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Côte d’Ivoire signs its first IPP for solar power

Côte d’Ivoire signs its first IPP for solar power  Côte d’Ivoire signed its first solar Independent Power Project (IPP) in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.  Middle Eastern renewable energy company AMEA Power has signed a concession agreement and 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for a 50MW

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