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Big potential for green hydrogen in North Africa: report

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By Isabel MALSANG

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Sorry, but does really anyone believe it? So far as I can think and all the years following attentively news from there, the only potential there is for war, religious conflicts and receiving financial or humanitarian aid. The probability for a potential on green hydrogen, and I guess you mean a longterm , peaceful and stable supply, that probability is zero.

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And a volume of hydrogen equivalent to gasoline has 1/6th the energy. You’ll need to attach a blimp to your hydrogen car to get to the next hydrogen filling station.

Green hydrogen is the next crypto.

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The article gives some details that are often missed in the reporting of this development, and it seems to take a moderate stance about the possibilities.

On one side the possibilities are many, but on the other it still has a lot of hurdles to surpass to be as practical as the current sources of energy, for the moment it sounds like it is only considered since it would be the target of subsidies and other sources of support, but not a good option by itself, hopefully this could change in the near future.

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Hydrogen fuel -- which can be produced from natural gas, biomass or nuclear power -- is considered "green"

As long as you are 'considered' green you are good to go..... somewhere; over the rainbow! This generations energy racket, play well! ;)

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Australian hydrogen is going to be blue and not green hydrogen. Japan has don’t absolutely nothing for hydrogen. I’ve seen two stations and only Toyota has a hydrogen car that I’ve seen. Honda appears to have stopped. I had high hopes, thought I’d see atleast one hydrogen car from Each car maker but zero, zilch, nothing. Tumble weed. Thought I’d see trucks but I think I might have seen ONE. Maybe! Toyota Mirai hasn’t done much and I’m still waiting for the Prius version.

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Africa is a useless place with low-functioning people and leaders only wanting and needed to be controlled by China.

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Africa is a useless place with low-functioning people and leaders only wanting and needed to be controlled by China.

So, no opinion that do not depend on open prejudice and discrimination?

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Economies of scale. As long-haul industries push for this, a role will be created alongside to augment the EV option. An opportunity awaits.

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Deloitte's partners must be laughing themselves stupid in the executive dining room that someone would pay them presumably a truckton of money to come up with something obviously unattainable but ticks the right ESG boxes.

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@virusrex

Take a look at African countries such as South Africa where black majority rule has turned a virtual paradise into a hell!

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Take a look at African countries such as South Africa where black majority rule has turned a virtual paradise into a hell!

A virtual paradise for whom ?

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Take a look at African countries such as South Africa where black majority rule has turned a virtual paradise into a hell!

Generalizing examples to a national level is invalid enough, doing it to a continental level very much so. If the only way you can make criticism is to say everybody is the same you are already making it worthless.

There are many factors that handicap development in Africa, pretending climate, infectious diseases, etc. do not exist and everything must be because of the incompetence of the people living there is not a rational position to take.

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kurisupisu

Take a look at African countries such as South Africa where black majority rule has turned a virtual paradise into a hell!

So apartheid was paradise.

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Hydrogen fuel cell is daft! Even without the repair bill, fyi

https://www.thedrive.com/news/hyundai-tucson-fcev-owner-shocked-by-113k-repair-bill-for-hydrogen-fuel-cell

But green hydrogen for factories and shipping is a feasible alternative to fossil. The problem with hydrogen is storage, but for shipping you produce, fill the ship up and go, very short storage period, and so very little loss. Same with factories, you only produce to run a factory...

I hope Africa can find enough capital to have a decent go of it. Better than doing nothing, and I speak as a person who's retirement is going to be funded mostly by fossil stock dividends.

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