Oman welcomes and intends to draw inspiration from the Moroccan experience in the green hydrogen sector – VivAfrik

Oman welcomes and intends to draw inspiration from the Moroccan experience in the green hydrogen sector – VivAfrik

The director general of renewable energies and hydrogen at the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Oman, Abdulaziz Al Shidhan, praised the model of renewable energies, particularly in the production of green hydrogen in Morocco.

The Moroccan experience in renewable energies was again mentioned as an example to follow, particularly in the production of green hydrogen. The Omani official affirmed Oman’s commitment to cooperate with Morocco in this sector and to communicate even more with Rabat on this subject.

Abdulaziz Al Shidhan who was speaking at an international conference organized on Monday, December 26, 2022, with the aim of promoting the Omani roadmap on carbon neutrality and investment in renewable energies, underlined that Morocco has established a “clear” strategy to benefit from green hydrogen and that its geographical proximity to Europe is a considerable advantage for the production and export of this material.

Morocco has been able to develop an energy model capable of producing green hydrogen based mainly on renewable energies, with the aim of achieving the ambitious objectives announced at COP 21, which essentially focus on increasing the share of these energies to 52% by 2030.

It is in this sense that Morocco is considered as an example since it is among the 6 countries with significant capacities in the production and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives, according to the International Council of the Energy (World Energy Council).

Morocco has used its strategic geographical position and its Mediterranean and Atlantic port network to establish a roadmap for green hydrogen and achieve the short-term objectives and long-term ambitions.

With the aim of gradually developing green hydrogen, the roadmap foresees in the short term (2020-2030) local use of the latter as an industrial raw material, in particular through the production of the green ammonia necessary for the production of fertilizers and by exporting green hydrogen derivatives for the benefit of countries engaged in decarbonisation.

Moctar FICOU / VivAfrik