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Clustering of hydrogen infrastructure in the Republic of South Africa: Institutional prerequisites and cooperation with the Russian Federation

Vol. 18, Iss. 4, APRIL 2022

Received: 20 January 2022

Received in revised form: 17 February 2022

Accepted: 5 March 2022

Available online: 15 April 2022

Subject Heading: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS

JEL Classification: F14, F21, P23

Pages: 727–744

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.18.4.727

Valerii I. SALYGIN International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, (MGIMO-University) Moscow, Russian Federation
miep@mgimo.ru

ORCID id: not available

Dar’ya S. DENIZ International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, (MGIMO-University) Moscow, Russian Federation
dariadenizzz@gmail.com

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article addresses indicative plans for hydrogen energy development in South Africa, investigates economic linkages strengthening between South Africa and Russia.
Objectives. We focus on analyzing the innovative segment of energy industry in South Africa, defining priority areas of cooperation for Russian enterprises.
Methods. The study employs tools and techniques of system analysis.
Results. The paper provides a detailed analysis of the production of hydrogen fuel cells in South Africa, with prospects for creation of vertically integrated enterprises. We present variants of cooperation between Russia and South Africa in the field of development and creation of innovative technological solutions.
Conclusions. In South Africa, opportunities are being created for carbon-neutral fuel production based on hydrogen. By 2050, the country expects a radical transformation of its energy industry. The new system will rest on renewable power generation and hydrogen energy.

Keywords: hydrogen energy, South Africa, sustainable development, carbon border tax

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