Benefits and Advantages
1. Be part of the only continent-wide hydrogen and fuel cells association in and for Africa and get your voice heard.
2. Benefit from creating and developing new export markets for Green African Hydrogen in Europe and Asia as well as domestic markets in Africa.
3. Focus on economically and commercially feasible Green Hydrogen programmes in close cooperation with industry, financial institutions, governmental organisations as well as large end consumers.
4. Tailored communication and advocacy programme vis-à-vis AU, national governmental institutions, key decision-makers and other stakeholders.
5. Work on the development of economically feasible hydrogen related fiscal policies with Finance Ministries.
6. Shape the course for the leading African association for hydrogen and fuel cells through the AHP’s General Assembly and Bodies.
7. Online briefings and up-to-date information on African and global developments, activities and events relevant to the sector through our monthly newsletter.
8. Unique platform for knowledge sharing, business intelligence, exchange and networking across various segments of the industry as well as for interacting with decision-makers and stakeholders in Africa and other continents.
9. Support a fair socio-economic development and the UN Sustainability Goals.
A Compelling Proposition
The Impacts of climate change are being felt all around the globe. Decarbonization needs to happen now.
Without any doubt Africa has a tremendous potential to decarbonize itself and the world. Africa has all the resources to make this happen: an abundance of wind, solar, minerals, space and a young population.
Although Africa faces many challenges, the continent also offers enormous opportunities.
The development of Green Hydrogen in and from Africa looks bright. There are several forces driving this
Global Need for Clean Energy
Globally, all economies need to be decarbonized. As of 2021 more than 80% of the world energy consumption is based on oil, gas, or nuclear energy.
Political and Regulatory Pressure
The ever increasing incidences of political pressure and High/Supreme Court decisions, that are demanding a more proactive approach from governments to reduce greenhouse gases, will result in more and stricter laws and regulatory requirements.
Many European and Asian regions will need to import renewable energy to become zero emission societies.
Two global energy carriers
Basically there are only two energy carriers and storage methods available for achieving a successful transition to a renewable and sustainable global society:
- Green Electricity and Batteries
- Green Hydrogen and Hydrogen Based Chemicals
Africa can export this renewable energy in the form of green hydrogen and green hydrogen based chemicals.
Commercialization - Export Markets
The downside risks of investing in new oil and gas fields as well as distribution logistics have increased. There are more emission regulations on the horizon, in addition to plans for ending state financing of fossil fuel projects and for divesting from oil and gas. As a consequence, prices of fossil fuels are expected to rise while the cost of renewable energy continues to decline (rapidly).
Energy security demands the diversification of risk. The simultaneous development of large scale green export hydrogen programmes in several African countries will reduce risk, achieve the required volumes and economies of scale to promote and drive a rapid reduction of cost.
African nations will earn fees in hard currencies from concessions for producing and exporting green hydrogen and green hydrogen chemicals. The inflow of foreign currencies will reduce financial risks and financing costs as well as expedite the commercialization of domestic green hydrogen markets in Africa.
Commercialization - Domestic Markets
The price spread between diesel/petrol and green hydrogen will narrow. Importing refined oil products and chemicals is a huge economic and commercial burden for African countries. The domestic production of the new green fuels and chemicals will relieve the burden. The demand for continuous base load power and energy storage are already strong enough for developing commercially feasible green hydrogen projects, e.g. in the telecommunication and mining sectors, as well as transport, hospitals and cooling warehouses.
There are already great business development opportunities for green hydrogen and related chemicals in Africa.
Green African Hydrogen will price Diesel and Petrol out of the markets on a large scale between 2025 and 2030!
What is meant to happen will happen!
Be part of the AHP and benefit from this compelling proposition!
The African Hydrogen Partnership and its international community of AHP members and supporters from industry, finance, academia and end-consumer groups, create awareness, campaign and lobby for green African hydrogen, and make compelling political propositions for the benefit to Africa and other continents of developing green hydrogen economies.
The AHP is confident that Green African Hydrogen will price Diesel and Petrol out of the markets on a large scale between 2025 and 2030.
What is meant to happen will happen.