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GH2Clean Joins the African Hydrogen Partnership

Beverly Hills (USA), Port Louis (Mauritius) – 10 May 2024

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to announce that GH2Clean has become the first member organization from the United States to join the African Hydrogen Partnership. GH2Clean is part of the California hydrogen hub initiative.

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) across the U.S. and accelerated the commercial-scale deployment of low-cost, clean hydrogen. The seven H2Hubs will kickstart a national network of clean hydrogen producers, consumers, and connective infrastructure while supporting the production, storage, delivery, and end-use of clean hydrogen. 

US member organizations like GH2Clean provide the AHP with access to valuable partnerships and give the AHP a stronger voice in advocating for policy changes or industry standards. 

Ron R. Chevalier, CEO at GH2Clean, stated,

“As the first US-based company to join the African Hydrogen Partnership, GH2Clean is honored to be part of a collaborative effort that champions innovation and drives significant change in the hydrogen industry. The partnership allows us to contribute our expertise while also learning from the rich insights that the AHP provides. We look forward to fostering valuable connections and supporting policies that will help advance clean hydrogen both in Africa and globally. Joining forces with the AHP is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of this journey.”

Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, AHP Chairman, said,

“We are thrilled to welcome GH2Clean to the AHP as our first member from the United States! Ron Chevalier and his team bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in energy production and innovation, and we are confident that they will be a valuable asset to the AHP. 

The US is a global economic powerhouse. The White House announced, “The seven selected regional clean hydrogen hubs will catalyze more than $40 billion in private investment and create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs – bringing the total public and private investment in hydrogen hubs to nearly $50 billion.” 

GH2Clean is deeply committed to playing a pivotal role in the world wide transition to renewable and environmentally friendly energy technologies. Ron’s broad networks in the United States, especially in California, will enable the AHP to establish important partnerships for the development of hydrogen industries in Africa. The AHP is excited to have GH2Clean on board and look forward to their contributions to our team!”

 

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About GH2Clean

GH2Clean recognizes that the shift to green and natural hydrogen is not merely a local or regional endeavour but a global imperative. GH2Clean is deeply committed to playing a pivotal role in this worldwide transition by spearheading initiatives aimed at the design, development and construction of advanced green and natural hydrogen infrastructure on a global scale.

From its inception, GH2Clean has placed strong emphasis on collaboration and partnership with stakeholders across continents. By forging strategic alliances with governments, industry leaders and research institutions worldwide, GH2Clean aims to leverage collective expertise and resources to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen technology.

For more information about GH2Clean, please visit https://gh2clean.com

About the AHP

The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is the only continent-wide non-profit African umbrella association dedicated to the development of green and natural hydrogen, hydrogen-based chemicals, fuel cell technology and related business opportunities in Africa. It facilitates the collaboration between governments, industry, technology and financial institutions and large end consumers of hydrogen across regions with a focus on Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Commonwealth. The Partnership campaigns and lobbies for green African hydrogen and makes compelling political propositions for the benefit to Africa and other continents of developing green hydrogen economies. The AHP is confident that green and natural African Hydrogen will materially assist the World to decarbonise and assist in African Hydrogen becoming a major component in the energy mix. To help form the strongest possible international alliance for utilizing Africa’s hydrogen potential and creating green wealth, organizations from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the AHP and become a member.

For more information about the AHP or membership, please visit www.ahp.africa or contact info@ahp.africa.

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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: https://www.world-hydrogen-summit.com/floorplan-2024/

Register here: https://www.world-hydrogen-summit.com/registration/?utm_source=AHP&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=WHS24

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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.

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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 (www.ahp.africa), 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: www.ahp.africa.

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 < username@afr-h2-p.com > to < username@ahp.africa > 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.”

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Looking Back at 2023 – Monaco Hydrogen Forum – from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean

Richard Kiplagat (Chairman African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) Advocacy Task Force | Group Chief Commercial Officer and MD East Africa at Africa Practice) and Corrie de Jager (CEO at Hydrox Holdings) represented the AHP at the Monaco Hydrogen Forum in Monaco in November 2023.

Monaco and the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance are essential stakeholders for decarbonizing shipping using hydrogen technologies. Richard and Corrie discussed the collaboration between the Global North and Global South, decarbonizing shipping routes between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea as well as developing hydrogen industries in Africa. The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance and the AHP plan to work closely together on making the common visions reality.