InitiativesMorocco is Preparing for Development of Green Hydrogen for Next Decade (Official)


22 Jun

Morocco is Preparing for Development of Green Hydrogen for Next Decade (Official)

Marrakech – Morocco is preparing for the development of green hydrogen for the next decade, said, Wednesday in Marrakech, Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), Amina Benkhadra.

“The Kingdom has established a roadmap for the development of green hydrogen through the launch of the first Green Hydrogen Cluster in Africa “Green H2 Cluster”, composed of public and private, national and international actors,” noted Benkhadra in a statement to MAP TV channel M24, on the sidelines of her participation in the second edition of the “World Power-to-X Summit” (PTX22).

This cluster was launched to work on technological developments in this very promising economic and industrial sector, she said, adding that the Kingdom can become a key player in the export of green hydrogen to Europe at very competitive costs.

In this context, Benkhadra recalled that Morocco, which has natural resources in renewable energy of very high quality especially on its Atlantic coast and its southern provinces, has become an attractive destination for international investors in this economic and industrial sector.

Speaking at a plenary session under the theme “Economy and investment opportunities: The Power-to-X economy, triggering a new EU-Africa Union?”, organized as part of this Summit, president of the Moroccan Employers’ Association (CGEM), Chakib Alj said that the green hydrogen represents a real opportunity to accelerate the economic development of Morocco and the African continent.

Alj emphasized the need to anticipate and put in place adequate and innovative mechanisms for the Kingdom to fully benefit from “Power to X”.

While noting the importance of this major event dealing with a topical and future issue, he recalled that Morocco, under the visionary leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has committed itself, very early, in the path of sustainable development and has undertaken many structuring projects to operate its energy and ecological transition with the objective of achieving 52% of renewable energy in the national energy mix by 2030.

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