Green Hydrogen: Bridging the Energy Transition in Africa & Europe
Green – and thus clean and renewable – hydrogen is considered a future complement to other energy sources in order to completely decarbonise our energy system. In Africa and Europe, green hydrogen is regarded vital for achieving the Sustainable Energy Goal of universal access to renewable energy (SDG7), as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. Very competitively priced hydrogen, produced by electrolysis from renewable energy electricity and water, could become an important export commodity for Africa. The import of green hydrogen from Africa would be particularly interesting to Europe in order to substitute fossil fuels in industrial applications to complete the energy transition.
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) commissioned a research paper by Florence School of Regulation, to assess the potential of green hydrogen to enable economic growth and job creation on and between the continents. The study provides an overview of state-of-the-art research and connects it with continental policies such as the European Green Deal and Agenda 2063.