Middle East

IRENA – Morocco Collaborate to Explore H2 Economy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) have signed an agreement to actively pursue green hydrogen studies and explore policy instruments to engage the private sector in the country’s green hydrogen economy. Morocco is increasingly being recognised as a regional energy …

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Green H2 Deal With Germany – Morocco on Hold

Tensions between Berlin and Rabat have put a temporary pause on Germany’s energy neutrality plan. Rabat – Germany’s road to energy neutrality has hit some turbulence, as Morocco, a key partner in the matter, has stalled the joint green hydrogen deal. With the emerging backing of the international community — …

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Russia offers cooperation with Saudi Arabia on Hydrogen Production

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Tuesday offered to work with Saudi Arabia on hydrogen production, speaking during an online meeting of the intergovernmental commission of Russia and Saudi Arabia. “We have a proposal to create a working group on hydrogen energy,” Novak said. Hydrogen has gained traction as …

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Dubai’s Green H2 – Hydrogen Project – Inaugurated

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has inaugurated the Green Hydrogen project at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The project is the first solar-driven green hydrogen producing facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will be implemented in collaboration with Dubai …

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UAE to Commission First Green Hydrogen Plant

The UAE is commissioning its first green hydrogen plant in Dubai this week, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei said in Abu Dhabi. The plant will supply fuel to certain vehicles to be used during the Expo 2020 Dubai. “This week, in Dubai, we …

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Aquarius – Unveils Light Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine.

Israel’s Aquarius Engines (TASE: AQUA) have unveiled a new hydrogen engine that may make reliance on both hydrogen fuel-cells and fossil fuel a thing of the past. The tiny 10kg machine is based on the same technology as their original patented single-piston-linear-engine but operates exclusively on hydrogen. As governments around the …

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Alstom – On Track to Expand Presence in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: French transport technology provider Alstom, which is working on the Riyadh Metro project, is targeting expansion in Saudi Arabia. Andrew DeLeone, who is president of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia at Alstom, said the company was a  long-standing partner of Saudi Arabia. “We have been active for decades …

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For UAE, Early Adoption of Hydrogen a Game-Changer

When the world’s leaders assemble in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (Cop26) this year, we can expect hydrogen to be right at the top of the agenda. And for good reason. In parallel to more states raising their hands and pledging to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, …

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Saudi Oil Getting The Blues?

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, has been talking with China about collaboration in Blue Hydrogen, ammonia, and synthetic fuels production as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS) investment. The possible partnership was brought up by Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser at the China Development Forum in Beijing …

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