Namibia to showcase Daures green hydrogen project at World Hydrogen Summit

WINDHOEK: Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe, has commended the advancements made at the Daures Green Hydrogen Village.

The project in the Erongo Region, and one green hydrogen initiative in the country, is expected to start producing green hydrogen, ammonia, and green tomatoes in July.

Mnyupe said on Monday that the Daures green hydrogen project’s success will be showcased at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands, taking place from 13-15 May 2024.

‘The key objective of the Namibian green hydrogen programme and the Daures project would be to showcase this particular project to prospective investors. The project is really coming to the end of its pilot phase and is now looking for substantial investors to consider the feasibility of entering the industrial-scale project,’ Mnyupe said during a meeting at State House.

Jerome Namaseb, the Chief Executive Officer of Daures Green Hydrogen, said during a meeting with President Nangolo Mbumba the pilot project will be producing 18 t
ons of green hydrogen and 100 tons of ammonia per year.

He said that the project is further expected to produce green fertiliser for local consumption.

Namaseb said the firm aims to address and hopes to implement a pilot production of ammonium sulphate fertiliser.

‘It will be the first fertiliser created in the Namibian economy, which we believe will be a significant win for both aspirations around our industrialisation as well as de-risking the current exposure of our farmers to global ammonia prices,’ Namaseb said.

In 2022, Namibia and the German government signed a Joint Communique of Intent (JCOI) to provide funding worth N.dollars 816 million for pilot plant projects and capacity development projects over the course of five years.

Namaseb said the construction of the Daures project, including the pilot phase, was funded with a JCOI grant.

Mnyupe advised the government to come on board to help the project in its next phase.

‘But really, it could now be up to the Namibian government as a whole to sa
y the German government has brought this project thus far, how can we join hands to get this project to an industrial scale where we can see those thousands of jobs and the production of fertiliser,’ he said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency