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The Gambia Inks Hydrogen Exploration Agreement During AEW 2023

"#AEW2023 served as a platform for The Gambia's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to collaborate with H2 Gambia Limited, aiming to tap into the country's onshore hydrogen potential."

The Gambia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and H2 Gambia Limited – a subsidiary of HydroGenesis – have inked an agreement on hydrogen exploration in the MSGBC country.

The deal was signed during the first day of the African Energy Week (AEW) at the CTICC in Cape Town.

Signed by Ben Sayers, Director of HydrogenGenesis and Sheick Omar Bittaye, Director of Petroleum of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia ­– in the presence of the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Hon. Abdoulie Jobe – the deal paves the way for the two parties to cooperate on research to determine The Gambia’s onshore hydrogen potential.

Bittaye, said the deal allows for extensive research to be undertaken over a period of one year and forms part of the country’s energy decarbonization efforts.

Commenting on the role of the project on local content development, Bittaye added that “In the event we find commercial hydrogen prospects, the deal will enable the optimization of the entire hydrogen and energy value chain which will in turn create more job and economic growth opportunities for the local people.”

A new deal will also be signed to allow hydrogen production in the event H2 Gambia Limited discovers commercial scale hydrogen resources in the country. The deal comes at a time The Gambia is maximizing its energy exploration efforts through partnerships with global oil, gas and hydrogen energy companies to ensure energy security and affordability.

Organized by Energy Capital & Power, #AEW2023 takes place this week in Cape Town under a mandate to make energy poverty history by 2030. Keep following for more exciting information and updates about Africa’s premier energy event.

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