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Madagascar - GLW International joins the AHP

Antananarivo (Madagascar), Port Louis (Mauritius) - 26th September 2022


The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to welcome GLW International as its first member from Madagascar.


Guy Ranjatoelina, CEO at GLW International, said,

“Madagascar’s natural resources include a variety of minerals, fishery and agricultural products. The main exported commodities are nickel, cobalt, ilmenite (titanium oxide), prawns and vanilla, cocoa, coffee, cloves and raffia. Madagascar has the potential of becoming a leading graphite exporter. Tourism and service industries, including call centers, telecommunication and finance, are significant economic sectors.


Madagascar has a very considerable potential for producing low-cost green hydrogen, taking advantage of strong solar and strong trade winds. Green hydrogen can be used to make green fertilizer, which would boost the productivity of Madagascar's agricultural sector, which is the country’s main employer. And green ammonia could be used to boost the country’s maritime sector. I am confident that green hydrogen will greatly contribute to the decarbonisation of Madagascar, help to protect the country’s sensitive environment and create jobs and wealth and improve the people’s standard of living.


GLW International is a leading Malagasy consulting firm specializing in sustainable and renewable energies. We have worked on a large number of major energy projects for the public and the private sectors.”


Marie Espitalier-Noël, AHP Director and Association Board Member, said,

“Despite their abundant renewable resources, islands tend to rely heavily upon imported fossil fuels, often at a very high cost due to their isolation and lack of infrastructure, this is specifically true for Indian Ocean islands.


With barely 5% of the population in rural areas having access to electricity, Madagascar faces a critical lack of access to power, which heavily weighs on its economic and social development. The country also has a vast mineral potential and hosts a number of remote located mines and industries in very sensitive environmental areas.


Green hydrogen can help leverage locally produced renewable energy and increase self-sufficiency, as well as support the protection of one of the planet’s richest biodiversity which has been threatened in the past by heavily polluting sectors.

We are glad to welcome GLW International as a new AHP member. Their expertise, which lies strategically at the crossroads of energy, water, infrastructure, mining and environmental engineering, has the potential to help decarbonise Madagascar, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and a number of African countries while boosting their economic growth and social empowerment. I look forward to witnessing the change they are leading in my home region and beyond.“


Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, AHP Director and Chairman, stated,

“Madagascar is a huge island (the fourth largest island in the world and the second largest island country) and has a geography which potentially lends itself well to the production of low cost green hydrogen for domestic use and also for its agricultural, mining and other industries. Madagascar is potentially well located to export green hydrogen. The AHP believes that green hydrogen has the potential to bring very significant benefits to Madagascar and its people and the AHP is excited to be involved and to welcome GLW International as a member.”


About the AHP


The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is the only continent-wide African umbrella association dedicated to the development of green and natural hydrogen, hydrogen-based chemicals, fuel cell technology and related business opportunities in Africa. It facilitates the collaboration between governments, industry, technology and financial institutions and large end consumers of hydrogen across regions with a focus on Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Commonwealth. The Partnership campaigns and lobbies for green African hydrogen and makes compelling political propositions for the benefit to Africa and other continents of developing green hydrogen economies. The AHP is confident that green and natural African Hydrogen will materially assist the World to decarbonise and assist in African Hydrogen becoming a major component in the energy mix. To help form the strongest possible international alliance for utilizing Africa's hydrogen potential and creating green wealth, organizations from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the AHP and become a member.


For more information about the AHP or membership, please visit www.afr-h2-p.com or contact info@afr-h2-p.com.


About GLW International


GLW International is a leading Malagasy consulting firm specializing in sustainable and renewable energies. The company mainly concentrates its activities on key areas such as energy, water, infrastructure and environment. GLW International has worked on a large number of major energy projects for the public and the private sectors in Madagascar. Due to its strong network and high quality standards GLW International has become a key player in the renewable energy sector of Madagascar.


To learn more: https://glw-international.com/en/


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