Green Hydrogen: Chariot & Mohammed VI Polytechnic University agree on pilot project

Green Hydrogen: Chariot & Mohammed VI Polytechnic University agree on pilot project

Chariot Green Hydrogen Ltd, a subsidiary of Chariot Energy Group, announced on Wednesday it signed with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and Oort Energy Limited, new partnership agreements to extend their collaboration to test the production of green hydrogen in Morocco.

The agreements are focused on the construction, commissioning and operating of an electrolyser pilot project as well as further development of skills and training within the sector.

The pilot project will use a 1MW polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyser system, patented by Oort. This project will be hosted at UM6P’s Research and Development facility in OCP Jorf Lasfar, Morocco, the largest fertilizer complex in the world.

The partnership will concurrently develop education and capacity building at UM6P to support the growth of a green hydrogen economy alongside evaluating the feasibility of the implementation of large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production, consistent with the timetable initially envisaged.

Mohamed Bousseta, Director of Innovate for Industry at UM6P, said the signing of these two agreements is key for UM6P. The first one concerns the test of a new electrolyser technology with a better performance to be more competitive in green hydrogen production and the second one concerns collaboration in education to prepare skilled people for the need of this new activity in green hydrogen and ammonia, he said.

Nick van Dijk, CEO of Oort, said: “testing the capacity of our electrolyser in an industrial setting is a crucial part of our development planning. The efficiency and durability of electrolysers will be integral in ensuring that green hydrogen can be produced economically and on a scalable basis.”

For his part, Laurent Coche, CEO of Chariot Green Hydrogen, said: “this partnership pools key resources as we are looking to develop our knowledge and expertise in this sector for the benefit of all involved.”

This endeavour is another step forward in Chariot becoming a green hydrogen producer and will be of real value to our project developments in Morocco and Mauritania as we confirm electrolyser performances, underlined Mr.Laurent.

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