Sub-Saharan Africa has the greatest potential of any region in the world to produce inexpensive “green” hydrogen fuel — extracted from water using renewable energy — by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. In this map, the amount of energy potential is measured in exajoules, a unit of electrical energy.
Source: “Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor,” International Renewable Energy Agency, 2022, p. 45, https://tinyurl.com/yuusz8ka
Data for the graphic are as follows:
|Location||2050 Production Potential in Exajoules|
|Middle East/North Africa||2,023|
|Rest of Asia||684|