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  • Center Research Areas Main Objectives
    Green hydrogen production Feasibility Studies R&D efforts on the generation of Green hydrogen from different feedstocks through a variety of processes
    Green Energy Systems (Solar, Wind, Biomass) Select the best hydrogen generation technology, with low or no GHG/carbon emissions depending on intended application
    Water sourcing and purification (desalination) Generate green hydrogen from hydrocarbons for large scale or smaller distributed production through incorporation of carbon capture and/or carbon sequestration in a cost-effective manner.
    Electrolysis of water and gas collection (electrodes, catalysis, efficiency) Gasifying renewable agricultural or woody biomass to generate renewable hydrogen
    Safety of Hydrogen Production Processes Produce hydrogen via electrolysis to store renewable electricity from wind or solar energy, in a form that will
    Environmental Impact Assessments Provide dispatchable lower-carbon energy to consumers that could be used for remote and back-up power generation
    Hydrogen storage, new materials and delivery Hydrogen Storage (Pressurised Gas, Liquified, or solid state storage) To design, develop, and test the hydrogen quality sampling apparatus (HQSA) to support fuel station certifications
    Liquid Hydrogen Organic Carrier (LOHC) To test a free-piston expander for hydrogen cooling to improve cost and efficiency of hydrogen vehicle fueling infrastructure
    New materials for hydrogen transport and delivery mechanisms (tanks, pipelines) To develop hydrogen delivery infrastructure
    Hydrogen energy use, economics, law, environment and society Economics of Green Hydrogen To propose, supervise the establishment, operation and maintenance of Hydrogen based pilot plants
    Legislative framework and policy formulation To research, review and recommend the strengthening and enabling of the Green Hydrogen regulatory environment to function optimally within its eco-system.
    Environmental and Social Impact (cross-cutting) To perform environmental impact assessments associated with the emission of excessive water vapour in the atmosphere
    End Use of the Products (construction of pilot projects) To develop the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to indicate impacts and mitigation measures during construction, operation, and if needed decommissioning of the proposed feasibility projects
    Operation and Maintenance of pilot plants To examine the potential social impacts both positive impacts, as well as negative impacts.
    Capacity building, competence and standards Capacity Building Development and design new and revised academic programmes To determine how the current, revised and proposed new degree programmes address the potential future needs of the country for the production of Green Hydrogen and Ammonia and the associated industries and workforce demands
    Short courses / capacity building workshops/ seminars To establish a Training and Certification Centre which will be attached to the National Green Hydrogen Research Institute to offer short courses and industry-based certifications in order to skill, reskill and upskill the workforce.
    Digital and emerging technologies Emerging technologies and digital solutions To establish a centre that focus on design and development of digital solutions and emerging technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet-of-Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity and mobile applications that are necessary for producing Green Hydrogen

  • The NGHRI is a multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary hub of research and innovation with special focus on applied research, engineering, technology, social, economic, and environmental sciences. It will strengthen specialties on R&D of components and systems, of the energy chain to establish technology-based solutions that increase optionality, affordability, and resilience of the integrated energy system. It will further provide a variety of services such as applied and basic research,commissioned research, capacity building, incubation services and piloting, technology transfer and commercialization.

  • The Institute is envisaged to be an exemplar Science and Technology Park in the form of a self-contained mini-campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure, fully equipped laboratories, R&D experimental stations, private sector and government representative offices and experiment stations, an entrepreneurship and start-up incubation centre, a training centre and wellness facilities. The University of Namibia has avail land for the development of the Institute.