Green hydrogen potential for Africa

Hydrogen has been used for several decades by industrial companies because of its great convenience as fuel stock with regards to storage and transport. And thanks to the continued decreasing cost of renewables, the potential for green hydrogen is now growing exponentially and opening new avenues of use for hydrogen.

The success of green hydrogen will be linked to its production cost and Africa is ideally positioned to play a major role in this global industry as the continent enjoys some of the best renewable energy resources in the world.

But other factors may still prove challenging and could limit the extent to which Africa will benefit from this nascent industry.

In this e-conference, we will learn from the best experts in the industry about the potential of green hydrogen for economic growth in Africa.

During this virtual event we address the following:
• Specifying the fundamentals of green hydrogen and its advantages for the global economy
• Identifying the potential for green hydrogen production on the African continent
• Addressing the status of development of the green hydrogen ecosystem globally and in Africa
• Highlighting key success factors for rapid development and growth of a green hydrogen ecosystem in Africa
• Discussing current challenges faced by African countries to embark in green hydrogen production and proposing mitigation strategies
• Highlighting the role and impact green hydrogen can have on African nations
• Identifying the role of the solar industry in building a strong green hydrogen industry in Africa

Speakers include:

Prof dr Ad van Wijk – TU Delft
Dr Jane Olwoch – SASSCAL
Dr Christoph Rövekamp – German Federal Ministry of Education & Research
Dr Chakradhar Byreddy – UL
Amy Halliday – Planet Power Finance
Hadyr Koumakpai – JA Solar
Jubilee Easo – Eversheds-Sutherland
Elizabeth Minchew – IFC
Damien Ricordeau – Finergreen
Thomas Roos – CSIR
Andrew Horvath – Star Scientific Group

Ayoub Hirt – IRESEN

Moderated by:
Dr Thomas Hillig – THEnergy
Vincent Oldenbroek – African Hydrogen Partnership



DAY 1 – Keynote Speech – Prof. Ad van Wijk – TU Delft

DAY 1 – Deep-Dive on Germany’s green hydrogen agenda with Africa – Dr. Christoph Rövekamp – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research 

DAY 2 – Keynote Speech – Vincent Oldenbroek – African Hydrogen Partnership