Algeria and Germany have formalized their commitment to pioneer North Africa's inaugural green hydrogen facility through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The historic agreement, inked during the fourth annual Algerian-German Energy Day event, joins forces between Sonatrach, Algeria's state-owned oil company, and German gas firm VNG AG.
The envisioned facility is projected to possess a substantial 50 MW production capacity and will primarily focus on exploring the potential for hydrogen and green ammonia ventures. Initial efforts will center on conducting feasibility studies spanning the entire hydrogen value chain.
The overarching objective of this collaborative endeavor is to generate 50 MW of electricity harnessed from solar energy, harnessing the wealth of expertise that Germany brings to the table in the realm of renewable energy.
Notably, Algeria has recently attracted substantial interest in its renewable energy sector, having received an impressive 73 bids from both domestic and international stakeholders. These bids, representing a cumulative capacity of 2,000 megawatts (MW), have been directed towards 15 solar power projects in the region. This development further underscores the nation's growing commitment to sustainable energy solutions and its growing prominence in the renewable energy landscape.