Natural Hydrogen Study

The AHP University Grouping Conducts Scientific Study on Natural Hydrogen

Port Louis (Mauritius), Ado Ekiti (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Manchester (UK), Genoa (Italy) – 24 April 2024

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to announce that the AHP University Grouping conducts a scientific literature review on Natural Hydrogen. The study is a collaborative effort of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD | Nigeria), University of Nairobi (UoN | Kenya), Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met | UK), University of Genoa (UniGe | Italy) and the AHP.

The research project is funded by the AHP.

Prof Bamidele Adebisi (AHP Director and AHP University Board Member) said,
“Excited to spearhead this collaborative research work alongside experts from African and European universities. Natural hydrogen is a potentially transformative force in Africa’s pursuit of energy access, through clean and affordable energy sources. In many parts of Africa, access to reliable energy remains a significant challenge, hindering economic development and perpetuating poverty. The scalability and versatility of natural hydrogen make it an ideal candidate for addressing diverse energy needs across Africa. By fostering collaboration and leveraging our collective expertise, we can pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future, where energy access is no longer a luxury but a fundamental right for all.”

Prof Sunday Adeniran Afolalu (Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Hydrogen Research Institute, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (ABUAD) | Visiting Professor at University of Johannesburg South Africa) said,
“There is considerable excitement in the natural hydrogen community and beyond: the hypothesis that natural hydrogen can be found in nature, today is undisputed, with seeps being confirmed all over the world; Congratulations as Natural Hydrogen rules the world”

Dr Yinka Ajiboye [Associate Professor of Radiation and Health Physics at the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (ABUAD)] remarked,
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the African Hydrogen Partnership to conduct pioneering research on the potential of natural hydrogen, often likened to a modern-day “gold rush.” The extraction of natural hydrogen at scale holds immense promise in substantially decreasing the worldwide cost of hydrogen, as it boasts a comparative affordability compared to hydrogen derived from renewable sources or fossil fuels.”

Dr Josephine Ojiambo (Coordinator the Green Transitions Project, Dept of Chemistry at University of Nairobi | Rotary rep to UNICEF | Former DSG Commonwealth | Former Ambassador to the UN) stated,
“Africa’s geological landscapes hold immense potential for natural hydrogen trapped underground. Driven by climate change and energy security needs, research and development efforts in hydrogen technologies are exponentially growing in academia and industry. We’re therefore thrilled to be part of the African Hydrogen Partnership project, an initiative whose collaborative effort will unlock natural hydrogen’s potential, propelling Africa’s transition to a green economy with clean and sustainable energy.”

Dr Stefano Barberis [Researcher at University of Genoa | DIME (Thermochemical Power Group)] said,
“Exploiting this huge hydrogen potential poses relevant technological challenges: in the last few years different start-ups and companies are exploring how to extract natural hydrogen from underground and who will propose the most relevant technological option would somehow win this new “Gold Rush”. As TPG-UNIGE we’re glad to support AHP to understand which are the technological challenges and barriers to untap this natural hydrogen’s potential and how to valorise at this purpose existing technologies.”


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AHP Booth at the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) Team is excited to announce our participation at the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from May 13th to May 15th. 

Our team will be located at booth C 120, where we look forward to meeting and engaging with attendees. Please click on the link for the floor plan and more details:

Register here:


New AHP Flyer

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is pleased to announce the release of its new flyer.

Considering the challenges associated with expanding the electric grid in many regions of Africa, hydrogen will be essential and unavoidable for achieving the decarbonization goals of the power distribution sector, too.

You can find more information in the new AHP flyer.


Introducing Our New Domain Name and Website!

Port Louis (Mauritius), Lagos (Nigeria) – 14 April 2024

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is excited to announce the launch of its new domain name and website (, which has been redesigned to provide a more user-friendly and informative experience for our members, supporters and anyone interested in African hydrogen.

The new website features a clean and modern design, making it easy for you to find the information you need quickly and easily. We’ve also added a number of new features and improvements. Please visit our new website:

The new technologies will enable the AHP to provide its members with more advanced features, e.g. apps, widgets or reports, more easily in the future.

The AHP’s email addresses changed from < > to < > accordingly.

Under the leadership of Akinade (Akin) Ande (Head of Digital Innovation at the AHP). the project was planned, managed and executed by the AHP’s IT team in Lagos, Nigeria. The AHP’s approach of having centers of expertise and excellence in different regions of Africa, e.g. administration in Mauritius and IT in Nigeria, enables the AHP to efficiently utilize the broad set of skills and capabilities that Africa offers.

Prof Bamidele Adebisi (AHP Director and AHP University Board Member) said,
“Having the right digital skills and capabilities at the AHP’s representation in Nigeria is the foundation for supporting the development of smart Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is revolutionizing the renewable energy sector by enabling more efficient and effective use of renewable energy and hydrogen sources. Digital innovation offers an immense potential to revolutionize various industries and aspects of the daily lives of Africans. I would like to congratulate Akin Ande and his team on achieving the first major milestone on this promising journey.”