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UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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  • May 26, 2021

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has identified West Africa as having tremendous green hydrogen production

Initial results for the 15 West African Economic Area (ECOAS) countries revealed that a massive three quarters of West African land is appropriate for wind turbines. Moreover, the electricity production from wind energy in the region costs about half the amount it would in Germany.

Additionally, solar power systems can also be economically operate d on about one third of the West African region.

In support of developing West African green hydrogen production, a new master’s graduate program on clean H2 technology will begin in September. The purpose of the program will be to train local scientific specialists. The first three waves of the program are expected to train about 180 students attending four universities in Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, and Niger.  Feel free to join me at the Hydrogen for Africa Professionals Group.



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Christopher Neely on May 26, 2021

This is great, but let's hope that "European country sees great opportunity in African region" doesn't end in ways history has taught us. If we're seeing great energy potential in Africa, developed nations need to bring the countries and their governments to the table and consider how this would actually help Africa and its people. 

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Bob Meinetz on May 29, 2021

"British Airways’ owner IAG Group has committed to becoming the first European airline to fuel 10 per cent of its flights sustainably by the end of the decade."

followed by

"IAG said it is investing £286 million in the development of sustainable aviation fuel in the next 20 years."

So...IAG is committed to fueling 10% of its flights sustainablly by the end of the decade, using a fuel that doesn't exist, and may not exist for the next 20 years. And may never exist.

Got it. 100% hype.

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