"This is what makes our position unique, we have the demand to make it work, so we can be one of the first movers.”
HyAfrica carried out fieldwork in Morocco and South Africa earlier this year. The group reported “very promising” results in Ain Bni Matha and Mpumalanga respectively, detecting multiple hydrogen seeps.
“Unless Namibia puts together a narrative to win the energy transition war, [the country’s] oil will remain in the ground.”
SLR said there would be a “blend” of renewable energy resources in order to provide power 24 hours a day.
South Africa Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala highlighted the Boegoebaai green hydrogen plans earlier this year. The “hydrogen project has a potential to create an additional 35,000 work opportunities once it commences and all feasibility studies are completed”.
The first was on increasing production at Tin Fouyé Tabankort (TFT). The two companies agreed to convert the TFT II and TFT Sud contracts to the new hydrocarbon law, which Algeria passed in December 2019.
“It’s transition on our own terms, with our own resources. We need to get smarter about how we articulate that, not as victims, or as people to be allowed to do things,” said Yvonne Ike, head of sub-Saharan Africa at Bank of America. “We need to work with the countries that get it, so from the Gulf, from Asia.”
“Price is price is price. The only way to produce hydrogen very cheaply is if you have baseload power 24/7,” Mussat said.
For Hyphen, the opportunity is in Europe and Asia, specifically Japan and South Korea. These markets have set targets to shift to hydrogen, but have limited domestic capacity to produce their own supplies.
Hyphen CEO Raffinetti said the company aimed to provide a “first supply of ammonia from our project into Europe by early 2028”. It aims to reach 2mn tpy of ammonia by 2029.
CWP CTO Guido Schumacher welcomed the work with Hydrogenious on the study. The work will “serve to further explore the viability of LOHCs for long-distance shipping of green hydrogen, using our 15 GW Aman project as a model”, he said.
Infinity Power's Mansour said the project would provide "clean renewable energy to the region and the "entire continent of Africa".
Hyphen has set out a plan to produce 1 million tpy of green ammonia by 2027. It then aims to scale up output to 2mn tpy by 2029.
The statement noted that green ammonia produced domestically would reduce South Africa’s reliance on imports and the strain on its overburdened rail network.
Shell spudded the Jonker well in December. “I’m not saying anything apart from to say it is going well, it is going very well,” Shino said to applause.
Sasol and Sonatrach have teamed up to work on the production of low-carbon hydrogen and synthetic gas in Sicily.
Sasol said it was committed to cutting its emissions by at least 30% by 2030 and that green hydrogen would play a key role in transforming South Africa’s economy.
It also noted that there was scope to develop hydrogen resources within the venture. There was discussion in December, during talks between Algeria and Germany, about the possibility of transporting green hydrogen via Italian links.
BP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Egypt to explore green hydrogen options.
RWE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy on the supply of green ammonia from Namibia.
South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has adopted a hydrogen investment strategy as it works to attract cash to the growing sector.
Medgaz wil carry out a study in 2023 on the possibility of blending hydrogen and gas in the pipeline, which runs from Algeria to Spain.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to help “turbocharge” investments in South African infrastructure, calling out green hydrogen opportunities in particular.
The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) has signed up to explore options for a new 1.1 GW wind project, with ACWA Power, and a green hydrogen plan with AMEA Power.
Namibia has been unable to close its deal with Hyphen Hydrogen by the launch of the COP27, in Egypt, but there have been other successes in the field.