An Egyptian official revealed the formation of a high-level ministerial committee to develop a strategy to expand green hydrogen economy projects in line with the general trend of monitoring climate change.
Ayman Hamza, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, said that a special committee was formed to study and formulate plans to expand green hydrogen economy projects, especially in the Suez Canal Authority economic zone.
He explained that the committee was formed by a decision of the Prime Minister and included in its membership the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Dr. Muhammad Shaker and representatives from various parties.
He stressed that when the strategy is completed, it will be submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval, dissemination and implementation.
He revealed the existence of another ministerial committee led by the Supreme Council of Energy, which aims to develop a strategy to expand renewable energy projects, with plans to do so until 2035.
It is noteworthy that Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting last week in the presence of the Minister of Electricity and Planning and the Head of the General Directorate of the Suez Canal Economic Zone to discuss efforts to attract “green hydrogen” projects to Suez. economic channel area.
Madbouly stressed during the meeting that many international companies announced their desire to implement green hydrogen projects in Egypt, indicating that there are great opportunities to implement such projects, especially at this stage, as these projects come at the forefront of the government’s concerns.
Madbouly, who met with US climate envoy John Kerry and his accompanying delegation during a visit to Egypt a few days ago, said that there is special interest in green hydrogen projects, and that the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is working with it. One of the parties to develop a comprehensive Egyptian strategy for green hydrogen. Globalism.
He revealed a study of some green hydrogen projects submitted to the Suez Canal Economic Zone, originally submitted to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who instructed to start studying the proposals in preparation for signing them, and countries have the ability to be partners in them. projects.
Engineer Yahya Zaki, Director General of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, revealed some of the green hydrogen projects submitted to the economic zone, including green ammonia, located inside and outside the economic zone, in the production of clean energy, linking it to the national grid, establishing desalination plants, and sea water. constructing sub-stations, constructing industrial complexes, port-to-port service corridors, constructing storage tanks in ports, etc., constructing loading and unloading stations in ports, etc.