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A bigger opportunity still is hydrogen, argues Seyni Nafo

FINANCIAL TIMES - Can Africa grow without fossil fuels? As the developed world demands emissions cuts, the continent’s leaders are asking whether it is possible to industrialise on green energy alone (David Pilling in Hell’s Gate, Kenya JUNE 1 2022)

A bigger opportunity still is hydrogen, argues Seyni Nafo, former chair of the African Group of Negotiators in the UN climate change process and now a board member of the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP). “We have the potential to industrialise the continent by producing reliable, affordable, sustainable, scalable green energy,” he says of the prospect of turning wind, solar, hydro and geothermal power into hydrogen. This could be shipped in liquid form to western markets or used locally to produce green fertiliser or green aluminium and steel."

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