Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a delegation of South African clean energy sector decision-makers to the United States to build partnerships between South Africa and the United States to accelerate the development of South Africa’s green hydrogen ecosystem.
While in the United States from January 28 to February 7, the 14-member delegation of government, private and financial sector representatives will meet U.S. companies and see demonstrations of cutting-edge U.S. technologies. In Houston, delegates will also join an interactive financing panel and meet with the U.S. Department of Energy and Rice University. In San Francisco, they will visit the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in San Francisco.
USTDA will host a public business briefing in Houston on January 30 where U.S. companies can learn about upcoming commercial opportunities from the delegation and meet one-on-one with delegates to present their innovative green hydrogen solutions. For more information, please visit https://www.ustda.gov/events/.
The U.S. private sector is a leader in technologies to produce, transport and use green hydrogen, which is expected to play a critical role in decarbonization of heavy industry and freight transport. South Africa has identified green hydrogen as a key component of its energy transition, as reflected in its Just Energy Transition Investment Plan, and as a way to spur economic growth and development by capitalizing on its existing industrial base and abundant renewable energy resources.
The reverse trade mission follows a 2022 USTDA-hosted workshop in Cape Town that convened U.S. industry and South African stakeholders to discuss technical, regulatory, and enabling environment topics to catalyze the green hydrogen sector in South Africa and open market opportunities for U.S. companies.
The reverse trade mission supports the U.S. government’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment to deliver game-changing projects to close the infrastructure gap in developing countries; the South Africa Just Energy Transition Partnership; and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure that connects U.S. industry to major clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging economies.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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