The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP)’s newest document entitled "Green African
Hydrogen - Operational Planning" (download here; www.afr-h2-p.com/prospectus) discusses initial ideas for an operational planning process designed to link the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP)’s vision, goals and strategies with its first major tactical, technological programmes and projects.
It’s crucial that those programmes and projects are commercially successful right
from the start, providing a secure foundation upon which we can build continuing
our work to create hydrogen economies and societies in Africa. This means using
synergies to the greatest possible extent, in order to maximise economies of scale
and achieve initial wins quickly.
For the AHP’s Operational Planning process, we are considering four technologies
■ ammonia production for fertilizers
■ hydrogen and fuel cell technology (transport as well as stationary
■ producing hydrogen with renewable energy (Power-to-Gas/P2G)
■ storing renewable energy as hydrogen and/or ammonia (hydrogen carrier)
The document discusses the significance of ammonia for AHP’s operational plans.
It is a starting point for discussions about the best possible “Landing Zones”
(regions in Africa for the first large-scale projects and basis for expansion into
Africa) as well as “Bridgeheads” (more specific locations, centers or metropolitan
regions) for the first technological projects that can offer a high rate of success.
This document serves as discussion material for potential members, with respect
to the first locations, applications and possible synergies. It is a living document:
proposed locations, applications and discussed technologies should not be seen
as the only or most important options.