Germany Sets Up to Import Green Hydrogen From Morocco

  • Germany’s Ambassador in Rabat Gotz Schmidt-Bremme has announced his country’s determination to support green energy development in Morocco.
  • Schmidt-Bremme said that Germany will continue its efforts to support the field in a way that enables Morocco to achieve its green energy development goals.
  • The statement follows the announcement in mid 2020 that the two country’s respective seaports, Tangiers and Hamburg, will connect for the transport of green hydrogen produced in Morocco.

The German official made his remarks during a press conference on the progress of Moroccan-German financial cooperation on last week Thursday. During the virtual event, the German diplomat announced that additional funds will be allocated to boost green hydrogen production, especially to build the first industrial reference facility on the African continent.

According to the ambassador, the project requires “putting in place the necessary structures to achieve this ambition” to provide advanced scientific research and innovation in the sector.

Resident Director of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Morocco, Lorenz Petersen, said that the agency expanded its support to Morocco through seven new projects. The support goes especially to the field of developing vocational training offers in the work community and promoting green professions and energy efficiency.

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The initiative is complemented by the announcement in mid 2020 that the two country’s respective seaports, Tangiers and Hamburg, will connect for the transport of green hydrogen produced in Morocco.

The connection between the ports is the result of the partnership agreement signed on June 10th, 2020 in Berlin between the Moroccan ambassador to Germany, Zohour Alaoui, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller. Read more

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