About Us

Welcome to Green Hydrogen SA

SANEDI, the South African National Energy Development institute is mandated to direct, monitor and conduct energy research and development, promote energy research and technology innovation and undertake measures to promote energy efficiency throughout the economy. The institute's energy development agenda is a key part of South Africa’s energy journey.


Due to SANEDI’s key mandate around energy research and innovation, the DSI appointed SANEDI as Energy Secretariat. The objective of establishing the Energy Secretariat is to support the successful commercialization and upscaling of knowledge outputs from the broader energy research, development and innovation (RDI) portfolio and ensuring systemic impact in the national system of innovation. The Secretariat is an administrative office of the DSI as directed by the Chief Director Hydrogen Energy. The scope of The Secretariat covers six DSI energy related programmes, including Hydrogen South Africa (HySA).


In 2023, the SANEDI and H2.SA, a project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, agreed to collaborate in the field of green hydrogen research. Hydrogen research is of great importance in South Africa. The country's hydrogen ambitions are driven by its decarbonization goals and a desire to support economic growth and exports.