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AEEP Energy Talks Explores the Potential of Renewable Hydrogen for Decarbonising Value Chains and Driving Development in Africa and the EU

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On 3 May 2023, (14:00–15:30 CEST), the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will host the tenth AEEP Energy Talks on “Utilising Renewable Hydrogen to Decarbonise Value Chains and Drive Development in Africa and the EU”

The virtual AEEP Energy Talks will focus on the potential of renewable hydrogen to transform the energy landscape on both continents, and the opportunities and challenges faced in renewable hydrogen production and distribution.

Renewable hydrogen is a clean energy source that has great potential to decarbonise the last mile of the energy sector. Africa is on its way to become a major player in the renewable hydrogen market due to its abundant renewable energy resources. Likewise, the European Union has recognised the importance of renewable hydrogen and adopted the EU hydrogen strategy in July 2020, which aims to accelerate the development of clean Hydrogen.

After opening remarks from the European Commission and the African Union Commission, a panel of experts from industry and government will share their insights on how to scale up the production of renewable hydrogen, what regulatory frameworks are required to encourage private sector investment, and what the expected benefits of decarbonising export value chains are. The event will shed light on the role renewable hydrogen can play in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and driving economic growth in Africa and Europe.

Speakers include:

Dr Kamugisha Kazaura, Director Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission

Mr Stefano Signore, Head of Unit DG INTPA, European Commission

Ms Louise Paulsen, Vice President Renewables, Sasol

Mr Frank Mischler, Policy & European Cooperation, PTX hub

Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Head of Corporate Business Development, ENERTRAG AG

The webinar is held in English and will be moderated by AEEP’s Head of Secretariat, Mr Johan van den Berg.

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You may download the draft agenda here.

The AEEP is supported by its Steering Group: