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Egypt aims for top spot as green hydrogen producer

The North African country has ample solar and wind energy resources.
13.05.24 | Source: Hydrogen Fuel News

When Egypt hosted COP27 a couple of years ago, it was impossible to notice the number of largescale green hydrogen production projects within the massive Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone).

Even then, it was obvious that Egypt saw its own potential

The country is ideally suited for generating both solar and wind electricity, both of which can provide the renewable power necessary for electrolyzers to generate green hydrogen and ammonia to export.

The Egyptian government celebrated the signing of eight framework agreements at COP27, having partnered with Alfanar, Scatec, ACWA Power, TotalEnergies, and Masdar, among others. That said, though the headlines eased for a stretch, the progress for H2 in the country has continued.

In February 2024, the SCZone and government agencies signed seven MoUs with developers focused on clean H2.  This has brought the number of projects for green hydrogen production up to 30 in Egypt.

Though some of these green hydrogen projects won’t happen, some will

Considering the trends within the industry and the region, it is likely that some of those clean H2 projects won’t ever become anything. That said, with so many announced projects on the go, it is more than likely that there will be some strong options that will indeed come to fruition. There are a number of particularly credible ones that are already standing out.