Exploring hydrogen resources in Africa gains momentum
Germany and Nigeria have agreed to establish a hydrogen exploration partnership that will benefit West Africa.Federal Research Minister Anja Karlickzek and her Nigerian counterpart Yahouza Sadissoun agreed last month on a package of measures to expand the hydrogen strategic partnership into West Africa.
This hydrogen partnership will work through the joint research centre – the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) – which was established by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2021 as part of the German Federal Government’s Africa Strategy.
A total of 11 African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) are integrated into the WASCAL network and each country pursues regionally adapted research priorities based on different aspects of sustainable land management under the influence of land use and climate change. The BMBF has assured continuation of the graduate school programme and a commitment to hydrogen as an energy carrier of the future.
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