Hydrogen: hype or Africa’s hope?
One cannot trawl the internet for energy news without tripping over yet another study speculating on the latest strides in green hydrogen technology or falling down a rabbit hole about how hydrogen will change the energy discussion.
For every story that details the exact dimensions of a hydrogen fuel cell that is now being manufactured IRL, there is a web entry about yet another developer eyeing a prime piece of real estate to develop a factory building electrolysers that will be the next big thing. Soon.
Automakers vow to speed up R&D, yet another water dissociation method is discovered, more money is thrown at research into hydrogen economy development in a far-off region in the world.
But, how much of this is actionable intelligence and how much will stay speculation? Will the production of energy become a reality in Africa’s energy mix or is this another cold fusion movie in the making?
Join moderator Hendrik Malan, CEO Africa, Frost and Sullivan as he leads as a discussion about the reality of the H2 molecule:
- The cheaper form of hydrogen creation involves creating renewable energy, but is there enough RE development in Africa’s pipeline to merit H2 exploration?
- Could hydrogen become the bulk energy carrier of the future?
- What could this possibly mean for municipalities/utilities/energy providers?