- Spotlight Bankability of Green Hydrogen Projects in Africa
Marie Badiane-Mbuyu is a French Senegalese lawyer advocating for decentralized energy projects in Africa.
She believes that hydrogen along with its derivatives are strategic energy carriers that can help Africa leverage its renewable potential and address in the mid-term the gap of energy infrastructure. She wants to help stakeholders across sectors in building a common narrative to explore synergies between oil and gas companies and hydrogen project holders. The oil and gas industry will be key in building a hydrogen industry in Africa as its expertise and capabilities will certainly allow for the delivery of successful and scalable hydrogen projects.
In her capacity as Independent Legal Advisor to Ivoire Hydrogène, Marie is working on setting a strategy for developing business cases suited to local needs in West Africa and the related regulatory environment.
Ivoire Hydrogène is a company incorporated in Ivory Coast that promotes the development of a renewable hydrogen economy in West Africa, and which aims to become a hydrogen producer in West Africa.