Germany calls for a hydrogen pipeline with Morocco

Germany hydrogen pipeline Morocco
Germany calls for a hydrogen pipeline with Morocco

In an interview with a German newspaper* that was picked up by press agencies, the CEO of Thyssenkrupp called for the creation of a hydrogen pipeline from southern Europe and beyond.

So Miguel Lopez is calling for additional hydrogen supplies. “We need pipelines from the West, but also from Southern Europe. Otherwise, it will be difficult to meet the huge demand for hydrogen in Germany.” The industrialist looks after his own interests, given that the production of green steel requires huge quantities of hydrogen for the direct reduction of iron. The transformation is underway at the Duisburg site. And Thyssenkrupp prefers to use green hydrogen rather than natural gas.

Mr Lopez mentioned Europe and Portugal, which, alongside France, Spain, Germany and Spain, are involved in the H2MED project. But he also mentioned Morocco. This information was picked up by the local press. The latter pointed out that Morocco is one of the top 6 countries with high potential in the MENA region, according to a report by the World Economic Forum. Entitled: Enabling Measures Roadmap for Low-Carbon Hydrogen Middle East and North Africa. Here‘s the study link.

However, the German group is also targeting other regions of the world. In addition to the Iberian Peninsula, it is open to partnerships with the Arabian Peninsula and the southern United States.

At COP28, Thyssenkrupp set out its vision for decarbonising the industry. Miguel Lopez is also CEO in charge of the decarbonisation technologies division.

*Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ)

Do you want to learn more about Germany and Morocco regarding hydrogen? Then our latest articles on these countries should interest you. You can access all our articles written about Germany here and Morocco there.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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