Jordan takes steps to develop green hydrogen strategy — Energy minister

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AMMAN — Jordan is actively promoting the development of its green hydrogen production sector with the goal of establishing itself as a regional hub, according to Saleh Kharabsheh, the minister of energy and mineral resources.اضافة اعلان

Speaking at the workshop titled "Discussing Green Hydrogen Strategy in Jordan" on Sunday, Kharabsheh expressed gratitude to the USAID Energy Sector Support Activity for their ongoing cooperation and partnership in preparing the draft strategy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The minister also commended the participants for their keen interest in enhancing sustainability and leveraging local resources within Jordan's energy sector.

Comprehensive strategy
The workshop aims to formulate a comprehensive green hydrogen strategy, which will serve as a roadmap for the use and production of green hydrogen in Jordan.

This initiative aligns with the ministry's efforts to fulfill the requirements of the Economic Modernization Vision for 2023, as stated in an energy ministry press release.

Described as a "crucial" component of the ministry's ongoing consultations with key stakeholders in the sector, the workshop seeks to review critical aspects of the draft green hydrogen strategy and the sector's action plan.

The objective is to identify strategic priorities and options that will drive the development of the green hydrogen industry in Jordan.

Assessing findings and recommendation
Supported by the USAID Energy Sector Support Activity, the ministry is assessing the findings and recommendations of previous studies conducted in the green hydrogen industry.

These studies have primarily examined potential sources of future demand, export opportunities, key customers, and investment requirements, as highlighted in the statement.

The workshop provided an opportunity for partners to address inquiries and contribute to the proposed action plan. Key areas of focus included outlining the main activities necessary for sector development, addressing partner requirements, and addressing challenges faced by green hydrogen consumers, as emphasized in the statement.

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