Green hydrogen: Jordan's path to climate action

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AMMAN – On Monday, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, announced that the Jordanian government has signed 12 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for green hydrogen production in Jordan, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

During a workshop, Kharabsheh emphasized Jordan’s ambition to become a competitive hub for green hydrogen production. By relying on green hydrogen, Jordan aims to enhance its sustainability and achieve energy independence. This strategic initiative positions Jordan as a frontrunner in the global green hydrogen market and aligns with the Economic Modernization Vision (EMV).

Dr. Zeina Hamdan, the Director of the Awraq Organization for Environmental Development, highlighted the urgency of capitalizing on Jordan’s potential in the green hydrogen industry. Swift action is crucial for a more sustainable future.

By embracing the National Hydrogen Strategy and implementing comprehensive policies, incentives, and infrastructure support, Jordan has the necessary resources to lead in this industry. This visionary approach will strengthen environmental resilience and boost economic prospects through job creation, technological advancements, and international collaborations.

The National Hydrogen Strategy aims to establish a comprehensive regulatory framework covering the entire hydrogen value chain, from production and supply to infrastructure development.

Additionally, the Energy Ministry is reviewing previous studies on the green hydrogen industry in Jordan, including sources of future demand, export opportunities, key customers, and investment requirements. With the support of the USAID Energy Sector Capacity Building Activity (ESCB), Jordan is well-positioned to attract significant investments in green hydrogen, collaborating with local firms as well as companies from Europe, Turkey, Japan, and India.

Jordan’s competitive advantage lies in its renewable energy sources. The country is a regional leader in this field, with renewable energy accounting for 27 percent of electricity generation by the end of 2022. The Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) report underscores Jordan’s potential, making it the top-ranked country in the region for cumulative renewable energy capacity.

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