Mohammed VI Polytechnic University launches a hydrogen and ammonia centred start-up in Morocco

Hydrojeel UM6P green hydrogen ammonia Morocco start-up
Hydrojeel: a green hydrogen and ammonia start-up in Morocco

The Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P*) announced, through its subsidiary Innovx, the launch of Hydrojeel. The company will invest in large-scale green hydrogen and green ammonia projects.

In a press release, Innovx explains that Hydrojeel is turning its vision of becoming a pioneer in this field into reality, thereby contributing to Morocco’s expansion, while developing a solid, sustainable ecosystem and creating an industry value chain. The start-up already has a customer. It will be producing ammonia for the OCP Group: a Moroccan industrial group that is the world’s leading exporter of raw phosphate, phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilisers.

The group’s aim is to use 3 million tonnes a year of green ammonia by 2032. It recently toured Europe to promote its ambitions and attract potential partners.

Hydrojeel CEO, Amine Houssaim stated: “the creation of Hydrojeel marks a major step in our commitment to meeting the energy transition challenge and contributing to a sustainable future.” He then added that the company is positioning itself “at the forefront of innovation”. The start-up will mobilise long-term investments. Up until now, this executive was Vice President in charge of hydrogen solutions at Innovx.

*UM6P has just inaugurated its first international branch in France.

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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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