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Energy transition: Morocco relying on green hydrogen

Morocco is banking on green hydrogen, a gas obtained by electrolysis with clean, non-carbon electricity, to ensure its energy transition.To…

Morocco is banking on green hydrogen, a gas obtained by electrolysis with clean, non-carbon electricity, to ensure its energy transition.To do this, the Ministry of Energy has adopted a hydrogen development strategy, following the recommendations of a study stating that Morocco can capture up to 4 percent of the world demand for green molecules.

The objective is to satisfy local demand and optimize the exploitation of the national potential, namely through exports, says a note from the ministry. In terms of exports, priority will be given to Europe where demand should increase over the next few years, the ministry indicates. 

In concrete terms, the strategy is broken down into an Action Plan for 2050.

A series of measures are planned as part of this plan of action, including the reduction of costs throughout the value chain of the green hydrogen sector and its derivatives, and the establishment of a national industrial cluster dedicated to the development of hydrogen technologies.

In the same vein, the action plan foresees the establishment of a Moroccan and regional research and development (R&D) cluster intended to propose a set of pilot projects in this field.  Similarly, new partnerships will have to be sealed with international players to mobilize the necessary financing for hydrogen development and production activities.

It should be noted that the first initiatives for the development of green hydrogen have already been launched across the country.

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