With the South African Government sharing its support for hydrogen it is clear that green hydrogen projects will continually be supported in the region with the nation looking to become a hydrogen powerhouse with export and production potential.
In fact, hydrogen had previously been declared at Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) in 2021 that hydrogen was a “Big Frontier” presenting key economic and energy growth for South Africa.
Through coordination in the Presidency; Sasol, the Northern Cape Provincial Government (NCPG) and the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) had launched several agreements at the SIDSSA 2021 which underpin their green hydrogen ambitions.
This includes a memorandum of agreement between the NCPG and Sasol, for Sasol to be the anchor developer of the planned Boegoebaai Green hydrogen Special Economic Zone pending a detailed feasibility study.
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