Germany and Algeria set up a hydrogen task force

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Germany and Algeria set up a hydrogen task force

According to several media sources, both local and international, the German Minister for Economic Affairs, Robert Habeck, and the Algerian Minister for Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, signed a declaration of intent to collaborate in the field of hydrogen during the week of 5 February 2024.

“Germany and Algeria have maintained a close energy partnership since 2015. We now want to expand this and encourage Algeria to produce more green hydrogen in the future,” declared the German minister and Vice Chancellor. By the year 2030, Berlin expects to consume up to 4 million tonnes of decarbonised hydrogen a year, notably to decarbonise its industry. And the country has already forged a number of partnerships to secure its supply.

Since then, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, spoke in Algiers about preparations for an experimental project. It will be installed on the Sonatrach site at Arzew in the wilaya of Oran, with a capacity of 50 megawatts and a €20 M contribution from the German government. An initiative that will be followed by several projects, according to the Minister.

The aim is to produce hydrogen in Algeria and market it in Germany and Europe through the SoutH2Corridor Project. This is a 3,300 km hydrogen pipeline project via the Mediterranean Sea, which is currently being studied between Germany, Austria, Italy, Tunisia and Algeria.

Algiers intends to become a major producer of green hydrogen, with the aim of covering 10% of the EU’s demand by 2040.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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