Green hydrogen - "A game changer" for the SADC region - Interview with representatives of the BMBF and SASSCAL
Providing sufficient energy for the population and industries is one of the major issues of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL). Especially in the countries of Southern Africa, power fluctuations are very common, as consumption often exceeds the available electricity. The BMBF-funded H2Atlas Africa project aims to remedy this situation. Together with their cooperation partners in Africa, the scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich want to create an atlas of potentials for the production of green hydrogen. In the long term, the atlas should help to build up infrastructures such as wind and solar parks, but also for the production of green hydrogen, in order to secure the supply of electricity to the population. At the same time, the aim is to produce a sufficient amount green hydrogen for export.
In preparation for the kick-off meeting of the H2Atlas Africa project, the BMBF and SASSCAL participated in a live TV interview with the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation. Dr Christoph Roevekamp – Head of Energy and Green Hydrogen Technologies Division at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and SASSCAL Executive Director, Dr Jane Olwoch explained the details of the project in the program Good Morning Namibia in order to sensitize the regional stakeholders of SADC for the project and the kick-off meeting.
Further information on the interview in the program Good Morning Namibia is available on the website of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management.
In addition, a matching article from Engineering News can be read on the magazine's website.