The presentation took place during the 1st German-Angolan Green Hydrogen Symposium, which took place in Luanda and was attended by the Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior, and Oliver Rentschler, Director General of Foreign Policy on the Climate, Economy and Technology of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Ambassador, Stefan Traumann, among other governmental entities of the two countries.
A statement sent to VerAngola by the organization highlights the importance of the energy transition, considered the "backbone for the expansion of climate protection". Recalling the Paris Agreement, it also highlights the commitment of several countries to achieve the goals of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, as well as increasing the share of climate-neutral energy resources.
At the symposium, it was explained that several countries with ambitious climate goals need alternative clean fuels, not having their own production capacity. In this way, the production and export of green hydrogen becomes a commercial business opportunity, particularly for countries with a geographical advantage for the use of renewable energies, but also with existing oil and gas infrastructures.
It is in this sense that the creation of the 'Diplo H2 Cabinet', whose main objective is to develop the production, use and export of hydrogen, was created, promoting the integration of the private sector in the projects.
It is recalled that Angola, as one of the main oil exporters, has "very favorable" conditions for the production of green hydrogen, produced exclusively from renewable energy sources. In this way, the Government has expressed its interest in the development of a national strategy for hydrogen, trying to boost this potential new industrial sector.