South Africa, Netherlands, And Denmark Launches $1 Billion Green Hydrogen Fund

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South Africa, along with the governments of the Netherlands and Denmark, has announced the launch of a $1 billion fund dedicated to green hydrogen.


This fund is considered crucial for South Africa’s decarbonization efforts as it aims to establish an ecosystem and export hub for green hydrogen, a fuel produced using renewable energy and with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has estimated that achieving this goal would require an investment of 319 billion rand ($17.57 billion). The newly established fund, called SA-H2 and operated by Climate Fund Managers, will provide support to South Africa’s green hydrogen sector.


The initiative aims to secure $1 billion in funding either directly in South Africa or through other channels. Several European nations, including France, Germany, Britain, the United States, and the European Union, have already pledged $8.5 billion to support South Africa’s green transition, including the development of a green hydrogen industry.

However, the slow roll-out of renewable energy in South Africa remains a challenge for the establishment of a thriving green hydrogen industry.

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