H2 Atlas-Africa / H2 Power Africa

Atlas of green hydrogen generation potentials in Africa:
A technological, environmental and socio-economic feasibility assessment


H2ATLAS-AFRICA project is the first phase of a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and African partners in the Sub-Saharan region (SADC and ECOWAS countries) to explore the potentials of green hydrogen production from the enormous renewable energy sources within the sub-regions. The aim is to support sustainable and economic development through a viable hydrogen economy with a high potential to make Africa an exporter of green hydrogen, hence gaining even more relevance in international energy markets. The project result will be presented in form of an interactive atlas serving as decision support tool for policy makers, investors, researchers and indeed all stakeholders in both Germany and Africa.

The key objectives are:

  • Analysis of available renewable energy and water resources as well as all other resources necessary for green hydrogen generation.
  • Determine the green hydrogen potential within the West and Southern Africa regions based on the available assessed resources and identify the green hydrogen "hot spots".
  • Representation of the green hydrogen potentials in an interactive atlas- “H2Atlas".
  • Propose sites and concept for pilot project based on the potential atlas.

Project partners:

Forschungszentrum Jülich, UE coordinator, IEK-3, IEK-5, IEK-STE, IBG-3,
WASCAL West African Science Service Centre on Climate change,
Adapted Land use, SASSCAL Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate change,
Adaptive Land Management




Last Modified: 09.02.2024