The government of the Republic of Niger has signed an agreement with Emerging Energy Corporation (EEC), a German energy firm, to work together to explore and develop commercial green hydrogen projects in Niger.
EEC says it will also invest in various projects to decarbonize Oil field operations and refineries in Niger with Carbon Capture technologies. Green hydrogen will be produced in Niger by electrolysis, using renewable power. This low-carbon solution will decarbonize emission-intensive industries in Niger, Africa, Europe, and other countries that depend a lot on fossil fuels.
“Both parties will find opportunities to enable demand for the product and prepare Niger to become a hub for green hydrogen production in the region”, a statement by EEC says. “Green hydrogen produced in the Niger Republic is an important driver to accelerate industrial decarbonization and contribute to the electrification of processes, since it is obtained from renewable sources, besides generating more competitive and decentralized dynamics by joining the different market segments”.