Moroccan press reports a statement from deputy Debora Serracchiani, member of the Italian Democratic Party. The former president of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region announces the launch of a study aiming at establishing a Green Hydrogen Corridor between Morocco and Italy through the port of Trieste.
The deputy’s statement can be found here on the official website of the National Associated Press Agency, ANSA. Serracchiani announces a “primary approval from the government” to finance the feasibility study of the Green Corridor to transport Moroccan-produced green hydrogen and its transit through Trieste’s Port. This proposal falls in line with the Mattéi* Plan, which concerns Africa and aims to make Italy “Europe’s Energy Hub”. MP Serracchiani submitted an amendment to the energy bill.
A project linked to the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley
In a nutshell, this Green Corridor project is linked to the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley. This coalition brings together the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Croatia and Slovenia. As the Italian MP explains, “thanks to hydrogen, Morocco is becoming one of the most important countries in the Mediterranean for the sustainability of energy processes”. She further points out that the country has already forged links with Germany and the Netherlands. She believes that “for Italy, this is also an opportunity to strengthen cooperation with Morocco, by deepening synergies in port and intermodal logistics in Friuli-Venezia Giulia”.
A few months ago, Italy expressed its interest in another North African country, Algeria.
*named after Enrico Mattei, founder and former CEO of ENI, one of the greatest industrialists of post-war Italy, who tragically disappeared in a mysterious plane crash – or bomb attack – on October 27, 1962.
Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili