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South Africa to accelerate hydrogen economy – Ramaphosa

Plan is to develop special economic zone at Boegoebaai to export green hydrogen, with Sasol as anchor investor

South Africa aims to become a major exporter of green hydrogen, president Cyril Ramaphosa said in a speech to the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium. The nation is to develop a special economic zone (SEZ)  at Boegoebaai, with chemicals firm Sasol as an anchor investor, to export green hydrogen. Sasol has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Northern Cape Development Agency to lead the feasibility study to explore the potential of Boegoebaai as an export hub. It has also signed agreements with local industrial zones in an effort to establish offtake and grow domestic demand for hydrogen. “[This] points to a future where tens of gigawatts of renewable energy feed electro

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