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Africa is a vital area for renewable energy focus. In Africa, green energy is still severely lacking. It is estimated that only around 3% of Africa’s energy is sourced renewably, significantly lower than averages across the world.
Because of the large coastline, Africa is well suited for hydropower production. At Hive, we are focusing on wave power by creating green hydrogen and green ammonia projects in South Africa. In 2021 we announced plans for the world’s largest green ammonia plant, to be based in Nelson Mandala Bay.
The Hive Africa team are based in various locations, including Zambia, Mauritius, and South Africa. We began our journey in Africa with the appointment of Colin Loubser, as Director of Middle East, Africa, and Indian Oceans, in 2015. The team are working on a variety of green energy projects across the region, including solar, green hydrogen and green ammonia.
Our Hive Carbon and Hive Ecosystems teams are also based in South Africa. Hive Carbon is working on patented BioChar technology and Hive Ecosystems are planning projects to restore depleted land, sequestering carbon in the process.
Colin is the Director of Middle East, Africa, and Indian Oceans. He manages our projects in the regions, as well as being responsible for our world-leading Green Ammonia project in South Africa.
Linda is the Solar and Wind Manager in South Africa. She specialises in PV and wind technology and supports the team in South Africa with upcoming project development and planning.
Ross is the GM for Zambia. His role at Hive is to understand the countries green energy positioning to develop our projects. Ross scouts sites, creates proposals and manages developments.
Waldo works alongside Japie and Brad in our Hive Ecosystems team. His role is to support the development of Hive Ecosystems and oversee the project development across South Africa.
David is our Finance Director based in South Africa. He works closely with our CFO, to manage project finance across our African pipeline, including Hive Carbon, Ecosystems and Ammonia.
Tristan is our Project Assistant based in South Africa. He is on hand to support the team with our project pipeline and renewable energy developments.
Emile joined the Hive team in 2022 as Project Manager. His role is to oversee our green hydrogen projects in South Africa, including the World's Largest Ammonia Plant.
Jessica supports the Hive Africa team with finance, administration, and public relations.
John is our Technical Director based in South Africa. He works closely with African Director, Colin Loubser, to oversee our project pipeline across the country.