Morocco, France to cooperate in green hydrogen research

Morocco, France to cooperate in green hydrogen research

Morocco’s research institute in renewable energies (IRSEN) and France’s SATT Paris-Saclay, which promotes technology transfer, in addition to the French Development Agency (AFD) signed in Rabat this week an agreement to support Franco-Moroccan applied research projects in the field of green hydrogen.

Under this agreement, the AFD has donated €800,000 to this partnership that aims at promoting research on decarbonized hydrogen, said a joint statement by Morocco’s energy minister and the French embassy in Rabat.

“The funding contributes to the development of a decarbonized and sustainable economy in Morocco, which is ideally positioned to become a key player in this future-oriented sector,” reads the statement.

This partnership was raised last April during the visit by French economy and finance minister Bruno Le Maire to Rabat.

The agreement reaffirms “the importance of Morocco as a privileged partner for France, Europe, and Africa in addressing the challenges of energy transition and decarbonization,” the statement said.

Morocco has made public its offer to foreign investors in the field of green hydrogen and dedicated at a first stage 300,000 hectares to integrated hydrogen production projects designed for the domestic market and exports.

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