EU to Sign Hydrogen Deal with Namibia

European Union (EU) and Namibia officials said the two countries are planning a hydrogen deal to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian energy and boost Namibia’s hydrogen sector.

According to Namibia’s National Planning Commission director-general, Obeth Kandjoze, there has been ongoing work for a green hydrogen deal. The European Commission said it is working on green hydrogen projects but did not comment on the possible deal with Namibia.

The EU would reportedly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia on hydrogen and minerals during the United Nations Climate Conference in November. The MoU would serve as a preliminary agreement between the two nations. 

In May, Namibia pitched its green hydrogen to Europe during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Kandjoze said Namibia has “the requisite resources” and is ready to do business with Europe.

Green hydrogen separates hydrogen molecules from water through renewable energy. It has been said to be an environmental-friendly alternative to fossil fuels. 

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