Morocco and Germany have formed a partnership focused on the export of green hydrogen. In this sense, the port of Tanger Med was connected to that of Hamburg.
The partnership between the two countries was effective through a letter of intent covering, among other things, the export of green hydrogen from Morocco to Germany. This follows the partnership agreement signed on June 10, 2020 in Berlin, between the Ambassador of Morocco to Germany, Zohour Alaoui and the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller.
The objectives of the partnership are, among others, the development of the production of green hydrogen and the establishment of research and investment projects on the use of this clean energy source. The German authorities had announced funding of 9 billion euros for the implementation of these projects.
The world’s leading exporter of fertilizers (over 70% of the world’s phosphate reserves), Morocco, due to its strategic geographical location with two 3,500 km long Atlantic and Mediterranean seafronts, is dreaming big. The country aims to become an exporter of hydrogen and its derivatives (green ammonia and methanol), and could eventually capture 2 to 4% of the global hydrogen market. For its part, Germany wants to become the number 1 in green hydrogen technologies, through the installation of 10 gigawatts (GW) of electrolysis capacity by 2040.