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Sonangol prepares for production of green hydrogen

Angolan state-owned oil and gas company, Sonangol, is working to develop a strategy to produce green hydrogen.

Green hydrogen constitutes one of the cleanest energy sources.

Sonangol’s Research and Development Centre has been conducting conceptual and engineering studies in Angola to identify a site for the installation of a plant to produce green hydrogen and its derivatives for domestic and foreign consumption.

The initiative is part of the company’s energy transition strategy in the search for renewable energy resources developed in partnership with German companies, Conjuncta and Gauff & Co, and Engineering Kg, which signed an agreement to establish a factory to produce green hydrogen in Angola.

Angola, Africa’s second largest hydrocarbon producer stands out as a country with high potential in renewable energy sources, Sonangol states.

Sonangol, through this and similar measures, reaffirms, once again, its commitment to the energy transition through the implementation of local solutions to produce alternative energy sources that preserve the environment, the company says.

In line with its energy transition policy, Germany, last year, expressed interest in the production of hydrogen in Angola.

Sonangol, through this and similar measures, reaffirms, once again, its commitment to the energy transition through the implementation of local solutions to produce alternative energy sources that preserve the environment.

German Ambassador to Angola, Dirk Lölke, held a meeting on March 16 with Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Diamantino Azevedo.

“The German Federal Government would like to propose to the government of Angola dialogue on the use of hydrogen energy, which may take place within the scope of the energy partnership between the two countries,” Lölke was quoted as saying by the Angolan ministry.

The Ambassador expressed interest in “dialogue with countries experienced in energy production and who are interested in the development of this future technology.”

Subsequently, Sonangol’s Executive Director, Osvaldo Inacio, told delegates at Africa Energy Week (AEW) that the state-owned company had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in July, with a subsidiary of Nuremberg-based Gauff Group on green hydrogen.

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