Germany to transfer hydrogen technology to Africa -govt official

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The logo of a zero emission vehicle is pictured during a launch event for a hydrogen electrolysis plant at Shell's Rhineland refinery in Wesseling near Cologne, Germany, July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

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BERLIN, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The German government is planning to transfer hydrogen production technology to African countries amid its efforts to quit coal and nuclear energy, a German government official said on Wednesday.

Germany will have to import 40-60% of the hydrogen it needs for its energy transformation plans, the official said ahead of a meeting between the African Union and the European Union scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels.

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Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Zuzanna Szymanska; Editing by Leslie Adler

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