Jordan has significant opportunities for green hydrogen production

Ministry of Energy in Jordan
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AMMAN — The Director of the Directorate of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Green Electrons and Molecules Network (Med-GEM), Ya'cub Marar, stated that Jordan has significant opportunities for green hydrogen production through local renewable energy projects.اضافة اعلان

According to Al-Mamlaka TV, Marar affirmed, during his opening speech at the Jordanian-European Consultative National Workshop on Green Hydrogen on Wednesday, that Jordan aspires to be a regional center for the production and export of green energy, especially with its excellent solar energy sources and qualified human resources.

He pointed out that renewable energy from wind and solar power contributed to 27 percent of the electricity generated in Jordan at the end of last year, compared to 1 percent in 2014. He described this as a great opportunity for Jordan to play a leading role in the global transition to clean energy such as green hydrogen.

Marar mentioned that the ministry is working on developing policies and regulations for hydrogen, including the preparation of the national green hydrogen strategy that envisions making Jordan a regional hub for green hydrogen and PtX products.

Thiebaut Moure, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Jordan, stated that the transition to low carbon is not only a necessity but also an economic opportunity.

He highlighted that the Ministry of Energy in Jordan has signed 7 memoranda of understanding with private sector developers for green hydrogen and ammonia production projects. 

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