Morocco presents its hydrogen Offer

Morocco offer hydrogen
Morocco presents its hydrogen Offer

In an official announcement on March 11th, the Moroccan government presented its “Morocco Offer” for the development of the green hydrogen industry. It is based on a holistic, pragmatic and transparent approach.

In accordance with the High Royal Directives*, a circular has been published by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch. The text sets out a framework of incentives and support for project holders. To attract producers, the kingdom has allocated an area of 1 million hectares, the first 300,000 hectares of which will be allotted in lots of between 10,000 and 30,000 hectares, depending on the size of the planned projects. The “Morocco Offer” applies to integrated projects ranging from generating electricity from renewable energy sources and electrolysis, through to downstream processing of green hydrogen (ammonia, methanol, synthetic fuels, etc.), as well as the associated logistics.

The offer is aimed at investors or consortia interested in producing green hydrogen and its derivatives, for the national market, for exports or for both. It seems to be attracting interest, since the press release states that around a hundred national and foreign investors have already expressed their strong and effective interest.

The “Morocco Offer” is also based on a competitive infrastructure that is planned, deployed, developed and maintained according to the best international standards and the needs of the green hydrogen industry, adds the Kingdom.

*In reference to a work meeting chaired by the King on 22 November 2022 and the Sovereign’s speech on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Feast of the Throne on 29 July 2023. The aim is “to leverage our country’s significant potential in this regard, and to meet the expectations of leading global investors in this promising field.”

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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