Namibia is taking a big step towards embracing green energy with its agreement to develop and operate sub-Saharan Africa’s largest green hydrogen project. Working in partnership with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, the Namibian government has committed a total capital investment of $10 billion to produce 2 million tons of green ammonia annually for regional and global markets.
Green hydrogen is growing in popularity as a renewable energy source due to its versatility. It can be used to store energy, help with power generation and fuel transportation. By using green hydrogen, the project in Namibia promises to reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in the area.
Additionally, the use of green hydrogen has also caught the attention of Thyssenkrupp Nucera. The company has partnered with H2 Green Steel to establish Europe’s first large-scale green steel plant. This plant will produce 2.5 million tons of green steel, with a projected increase to 5 million tons by 2030.
In their research paper published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Thyssenkrupp Nucera states that green hydrogen can replace traditional fossil fuels in steelmaking processes. By doing so, this method can reduce atmospheric pollution and significantly reduce the production costs associated with steel manufacturing.
These projects from the Namibian government and European companies make a strong case for all nations to embrace green hydrogen technology in the near future. Its low cost, nonpolluting nature and ability to create jobs makes it a great choice for business and governments alike.
The Namibian government and Thyssenkrupp Nucera have taken a bold first step in demonstrating the viability of green hydrogen on a large scale. As more companies and countries follow their lead, green hydrogen promises to become one of the most important renewable energy sources available.