Atlas of Green Hydrogen Generation Potentials in Africa (H2-ATLAS-AFRICA). A technological, environmental and socioeconomic feasibility assessment Summary

H2ATLAS-AFRICA project is a joint initiative involving African partners in the Sub-Saharan region to explore the potentials of hydrogen production from the renewable energy sources within the west and south sub-regions. Among the objectives, an assessment of the socio-political context and the development opportunities of a hydrogen economy on the West African and South African countries regions is studied. This is achieved by analyzing the socio-economic indicators impacted by energy, water, and power consumption, and partners’ vision towards projects implementations and objectives.

Project Duration
January 2020 to July 2023

Funded by
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project Partners
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-3
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-5
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-3
West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land use (WASCAL)
Southern Africa Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL)

Project Manager IEK-STE
Dr. Amin Lahnaoui

Project Goals
• Mapping the potential social benefit of green hydrogen project and its impact on local population to promote energy access, and create employment opportunities.
• Rating current energy and power sector performances and future energy policies for the different countries involved in the project.
• Assessing at the national level investment feasibility and regulatory framework regarding green hydrogen production and export.
• Exchanging with the partners and collecting data via surveys regarding their perspectives, expectations or possible conflicts towards the implemention of green hydrogen projects in the region.

Dr. Amin Lahnaoui
Energy analyst and researcher
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

Project Website

Last Modified: 13.02.2023