- The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is inviting experts from sub-Saharan Africa on a study and dialogue tour across Germany and Belgium to discuss the potential of hydrogen in Africa from March 20 – 31, 2022.
- NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, will meet with the European Commission in Brussels, representatives of the Federal Government of Germany in Berlin, and experts from the Forschungszentrum Jülich research center.
- Green hydrogen is set to transform the African energy landscape and economy, with several large-scale hydrogen developments planned for construction in 2022.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is inviting experts from sub-Saharan Africa on a study and dialogue tour across Germany and Belgium to discuss the potential of hydrogen in Africa on March 20 – 31, 2022. Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC), NJ Ayuk, will meet with the European Commission in Brussels, representatives of the Federal Government of Germany in Berlin, and experts from the Forschungszentrum Jülich research center, which has carried out extensive research on hydrogen in West Africa.
The study tour will be rounded out with a two-day high-level conference, the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue,” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Green hydrogen has emerged as an increasingly viable and strategic fuel source on the African continent, owing to its prolific renewable energy resource base and advancements in and decreasing costs of fuel cell technologies. The AEC, as the voice of the African energy sector, has been vocal about the potential of green hydrogen to enhance energy access, security and supply continent-wide, while supporting the global transition to a low-carbon future.
“The AEC is honored to meet with high-level experts on hydrogen and key decision makers in the EU and Germany, with a view to fostering international-African cooperation in the field of hydrogen development. The African continent has a leading role to play in the production and export of hydrogen to global markets and enabling the EU to meet its targets under the Paris Agreement and European Green Deal. Now more than ever is the time for engagement, partnership and dialogue,” states Ayuk.
The AEC is looking forward to being part of the study tour, organized by KAS, that offers a valuable platform to visit research centers (RTWH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich), and production sites, meet high-level technical experts, and discuss concrete pilot projects, as well as relevant political and regulatory aspects with German (Dr. Stefan Kaufman, Special Envoy BMBF on Hydrogen and Africa Group, CDU) and European politicians and experts (European Commission and Hydrogen Europe).