The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) welcomes the European Commission's hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe which emphasizes the importance of Africa, due to its abundant renewables potential and geographic proximity, as a potential supplier of cost-competitive renewable hydrogen to the EU. The African Hydrogen Partnership is strongly supportive of the European Commission's plan to create joint research and innovation projects with public and private partners in Africa via the Africa Europe Green Energy Initiative and European Fund for Sustainable Development as well as the collaboration with the African Union.
Quoted texts from the hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe:
7. THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
Some of EU’s current gas suppliers and countries with a strong potential for renewables are considering opportunities to export renewable electricity or clean hydrogen to the EU.For example Africa, due to its abundant renewables potential and in particular North Africa due to geographic proximity, is a potential supplier of cost-competitive renewable hydrogen to the EU requiring that the deployment of renewable power generation in these countries strongly accelerates.
The Commission will explore in the context of the Africa Europe Green Energy Initiative the opportunity to support awareness raising of clean hydrogen opportunities amongst public and private partners, including joint research and innovation projects. It will also consider potential projects through the European Fund for Sustainable Development
KEY ACTIONS - The international dimension
Set out a cooperation process on renewable hydrogen with the African Union in the framework of the Africa-Europe Green Energy Initiative.