Green hydrogen: start of the “HEVO Ammonia Morocco” project.

This project, which is part of the Kingdom’s renewable energy targets, must achieve production of 31,850 t/year of green hydrogen, 151,800 t/year of nitrogen and 183,650 t/year of green ammonia.

Portuguese technology company Fusion Fuel Green and Consolidated Contractors (CCC), a global provider of engineering solutions, signed a value chain (infrastructure, security, transport, logistics) agreement to develop the “HEVO Ammonia-Morocco” project in Rabat on Tuesday , which includes the production of ammonia and green hydrogen.

This project, which is part of the Kingdom’s renewable energy targets, must achieve production of 31,850 t/year of green hydrogen, 151,800 t/year of nitrogen and 183,650 t/year of green ammonia.

The signing ceremony was marked by the presence in particular of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Ghazali, the Director General of the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), Badr Ikken, as well as representing ONEE and the National Office for Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM).

On this occasion, João Wahnon, Business Development Manager of Fusion Fuel Green, pointed out that this project, which will mobilize a global investment of 865 million euros, aims to produce 3,650 tons of green ammonia in 2022, 20,000 tons in 2023 and To produce 40,000 tons in 2024 and 60,000 tons in 2025 and 2026.

In terms of hydrogen production, 616 tons will be produced in 2022, 3,472 in 2023, 6,940 in 2024, 10,411 in 2025 and 2026, Mr Wahnon added.

Morocco has the potential to develop global leadership in the field of hydrogen production and export at the international level, he said, recalling the Green Hydrogen Cooperation Declaration signed by Morocco and Portugal last February, which aimed to lay the necessary foundations for this to create development of partnership in this clean energy sector between the economic actors of the two countries.

Highlighting Morocco’s remarkable progress and ambitions in terms of sustainable development and renewable energy, he recalled that “Morocco has increased the share of green energy to 42% of total installed electric power by 2020 and has committed to 52% by 2030. to increase”.

For his part, the scientific adviser to an American corporate member of the CCC, Mohammed Cherkaoui, pointed out that Morocco “will host the largest green hydrogen and ammonia farm in the world, and the production of which will be exclusively reserved for export to Europe.

“HEVO Ammonia Morocco” combines several technological building blocks, namely water desalination, solar concentration, hydrogen and ammonia production, specified Mr. Cherkaoui.

This project, he continues, will boost employment, encourage technological development and integrate a value chain that brings together industrialists and universities to support this project and make Morocco a world leader in this sector.

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