Babajide Akeredolu, son of the Ondo state governor has lead a government team to Germany as part of efforts to make the state a Green Hydrogen Hub.
Green Hydrogen is projected to supplant gas when the ongoing energy transition goes full circle. Hydrogen burns in engines like gas but it yields water and not carbon as byproduct, making it a clean energy source.
For hydrogen itself to be green (clean), it must be produced from a clean energy source — solar, wind, hydro, etc.
A statement by Banji Akadiri, Information Officer, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources, says Engr. Razaq Obe who is in charge of the ministry is also part of the team to Germany.
The statement reads: “As part of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s REDEEMED Agenda, Ondo State is being positioned as a regional hub for green hydrogen production and export.
“Ondo State, which is Nigeria’s sunshine state, has a huge solar power potential, fresh water needed for electrolysis to produce hydrogen, and contiguity to sea for easy shipping to Europe.
“They will also attend German-African Energy Forum slated for June 1 & 2, 2022 at Hamburg.”