German govt to support hydrogen imports from MENA region
German economy minister Robert Habeck (fifth from left), the HRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II (forth from left) and other ministers on stage at an event in Jordan. Source: H2-Industries Inc.
June 9 (Renewables Now) - The German government has agreed to facilitate the connection between local hydrogen off-takers and project developer H2-Industries Inc, which has unveiled plans for a couple of waste-to-hydrogen plants in the MENA region.
Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, has said so after a meeting at an energy conference in Jordan with Michael Stusch, the chief executive of H2-Industries.
“The meeting initiated a highly productive conversation regarding the future energy relationship between the Middle East, North Africa and Europe focusing on the potential of green hydrogen, energy efficiency, innovation and renewable energy,” a company statement says. At the event, ministers and other participants have discussed the importance of establishing international energy partnerships to facilitate the importation of hydrogen into Europe.
Under its REPowerEU Plan, the European Commission has set a target of 10 million tonnes of domestic green hydrogen production and 10 million tonnes of green hydrogen imports by 2030.
H2-Industries has so far announced development plans for waste-to-hydrogen projects in Oman and Egypt. The company said that from 2030, its facilities in the MENA region will be able to produce up to 2 million tonnes per year of clean hydrogen.