BP plc (LON:BP) will explore opportunities for large-scale green hydrogen production in Mauritania under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the African country’s government at a meeting on Tuesday during COP27.
The London-based oil group said it will conduct a number of studies to assess whether green hydrogen production in Mauritania would be technically and commercially feasible. It will start with looking into the suitability of the wind and solar resources in selected locations for large-scale generation of renewable power and the production of green hydrogen.
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“We are already developing one of the world’s most innovative gas projects with the support of the Mauritanian government. And we now intend to expand our partnership into low carbon energy by exploring the potential for a world-leading green hydrogen development, which could position Mauritania at the forefront of the energy transition,” explained Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, BP’s executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy.
BP has interests in green and blue hydrogen development, working on projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, the Middle East, the US, and Australia. It recently acquired a 40.5% stake in the 26-GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) project in Pilbara, Western Australia.