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THE GREENH2 CLUSTER FORMS ITS EXECUTIVE BOARD

FOLLOWING THE MEETING OF THE FOUNDING GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GREENH2 CLUSTER HELD IN RABAT ON MARCH 18, THE FOUNDING MEMBERS GATHERED ON APRIL 5 IN PERSON AND BY VIDEOCONFERENCE TO ELECT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD THAT WILL LEAD THE CLUSTER FOR THE NEXT 2 YEARS.
Following the meeting of the GreenH2 Cluster’s Constitutive General Assembly, held in Rabat on March 18, the founding members met today face-to-face and by videoconference to elect the executive board that will run the cluster for the next 2 years.

After consultation with all the founding members, the nominees were as follows:

  • CHAIRMAN Mr Mohammed Yahya ZNIBER
  • Vice-Chairman Mr Badr IKKEN / Vice-Chairman Mr Mehdi TAZI
  • Treasurer Nawfal EL FADIL (EDF)
  • IRESEN Secretariat
  • R&D & Innovation Committee
  • Co-Chairmen Mr. Mostapha BOUSMINA (UEMF) / Mr. Abdessamad FAIK (UM6P)
  • Renewable Energy Industry Committee
  • Co-Chairmen (ENGIE) / (JOHN COCKERILL)
  • Chemical Industry Committee
  • Co-Chairmen Mr Youssef GUENNOUN (Maghreb Oxygène) / Mr Amine KAF (SNEP)
  • Project Committee
  • Co-Chairmen Mr Tarik HAMANE (MASEN) / Mr Mohammed SEBTI (NAREVA)
  • International Partnership Committee
  • Co-Chairmen Mr Said MOULINE (AMEE) / Mr Ali ZEROUALI (MASEN)
  • Energy Transport Committee
  • Co-Chairmen ONHYM / ONEE

As a reminder, the GreenH2 Cluster was created to promote the hydrogen industry in Morocco, in particular by initiating, supporting and coordinating innovative collaborative projects in the field of green hydrogen in the Kingdom of Morocco and abroad, with a view to encouraging innovation and contributing to the emergence of a competitive hydrogen industry.

The main aim is to generate ideas, help set up projects, monitor and support projects and help valorize the results, as well as to strengthen the capacities of local players in the production and valorization of hydrogen, and the marketing of green molecules on both the national and international markets.

PROGRAMME “GREEN H2 DAYS”

Date: Dec22, fev23, april23, june23
The GreenH2 Cluster is organizing a series of “Green H2 Days” starting in December 2022. Each of these days covers one part of the Power-to-X economy value chain: from water desalination to applications, including storage and transport technologies. The days will also address the sustainable production of high value-added molecules: ammonia, methanol and synthetic fuels. The “Green H2 Days” will be organized on a bimonthly basis, with the participation of the Green H2 Cluster and its members, as well as various national, continental and international partners. Read the press release for more details: Click here

MASTERCLASS “GREEN H2 CERTIFICATION & STANDARDS”

The Green H2 Cluster, in partnership with the Agence Marocaine de Développement des Investissements et des Exportations – AMDIE, invites you to take part in a must-attend Masterclass on green hydrogen certification and the standards governing this energy of the future. Hosted by Mr Matthieu Boisson, Manager France at HINICIO, this Masterclass will provide you with in-depth knowledge in the following areas:

  • Certification basics: Understand the criteria and processes involved in obtaining certification for green hydrogen, guaranteeing its quality and positive environmental impact.
  • The hydrogen and efuels market in Europe: Analyze trends and opportunities in the European hydrogen market, opening up new prospects for the development of our industry in Morocco.
  • Impact of European legislation on the Moroccan sector: Understand the implications of European regulations on green hydrogen and identify the measures to be taken to comply with international standards.

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MASTERCLASS on Green Hydrogen for land mobility in collaboration with CAPGEMINI Engineerin

Under the patronage of the French Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Green H2 Cluster today organized a MASTERCLASS on the theme of Green Hydrogen for land mobility, in collaboration with CAPGEMINI Engineering. The course, led by EXPERT JEAN LUC CHABAUDIE ER&D – Group R&I Director – Capgemini Engineering, was packed with information and interaction with participants. It covered the fundamentals of on-board hydrogen and the main components (batteries, tanks, compressor, humidifier, etc.), with an examination of the various options, possibilities and challenges relating to the use of hydrogen in mobility. Success stories and failures were also presented and analyzed. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Mr JEAN LUC CHABAUDIE, all the participants, our members, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and the Moroccan Standards Institute.

3RD EDITION OF THE WORLD POWER-TO-X SUMMIT

WorldPtXSummit™ is the leading event on green hydrogen and clean molecules both at the national and continental level. This annual venue is renowned as a landmark event that brings together policy-makers, industry leaders, research experts and global innovators in the field of green hydrogen.

The aim of this gathering is showcasing first-movers success stories around carbon-free hydrogen and clean molecules, collaboratively exploring pathways of scaling-up projects throughout Power-to-X value chain, as well as debating ways to harmonize roadmaps of contiguous countries and adjacent regions.

The ultimate goal of the WorldPtXSummit™ is to drive momentum toward a global promising future based on a sustainable economy with a climate-friendly energy ecosystem of which carbon-free hydrogen and clean high-value molecules are key pieces of the puzzle.

E-Fuels conference

Key topics

  • E- methanol and E-fuels Market (Current market, Market predictions Towards Large
    Scale Production of Green Methanol)
  • Innovations and technological developments in The E- methanol and E- fuels sector/economy
    (industry, Electrolysis, production of carbon-
    neutral synthetic fuels, diverse CO2 and H2 sources, Separation and Purification Solutions)
  • Applications in chemical industry, maritime, aviation, and automotive sectors
  • Strategies for improving technical performance and reduce cost of production
  • Policies and Regulations Driving the promotion of sustainable Methanol production
  • Example of Ecosystem of E-Fuel
  • E-Fuels storage
  • SAFETY From production, through storage, distribution, use and disposal

Agenda

  • 8:30 AM: Participant registration & Coffee
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome & Opening Session

Mohammed Yahya Zniber

President of Green H2 Cluster

Leila BENALI

Mrs Leila BENALI

Minister of Energy Transition and
Sustainable Development

Mr Ryad MEZZOUR

Minister of Industry and Trade

Leila BENALI

Abdelhamid ADDOU

CEO Royal Air Maroc

Jeroen Roodenburg

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Morocco

Mehdi Tazi Riffi

CEO of Tanger Med Special Agency

Tarik Hamane

Acting CEO, Moroccan Agency for
Sustainable Energy

Omar Alaoui M’Hamdi

General Confederation of Moroccan Companies

Thorsten Herdan

HIF GLOBAL

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:
    Open eFueling and VIP Test-drive (Porsche & HIF Global exhibit)
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM: Panel 1, E-Methanol and E-Fuels Market Trends and Innovations

Moderator

Loïc Jaeged-Huber

Loïc Jaeged-Huber

ENGIE

Reda Hamedoun

Reda Hamedoun

Nareva

Cornelius Matthes

Dii

Marc Bednarz

CWP

Willem de Vries

Enertrag

Mikaa BLUGEON-MERED

MEDEF International

Constanze Scholz

Porsche Germany

  • 12:00 AM – 12:15 AM: Coffee break
  • 12:15 AM – 1:30 PM: Panel 2, Technological Advances and Applications in E-Methanol and E-Fuels

Moderator

Samir Rachidi

Samir Rachidi

IRESEN

Sten Bertelsen

Authentix

Takuya NIITSUMA

ENEOS

Marcos Marques

HIF GLOBAL

Rilling Matthias

GIZ

Julien Lehalle

Airbus

Constance Dijkstra

Constance Dijkstra

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel 3, Strategies for Enhancing Technical Performance & Production Cost Reduction in E-Fuels Infrastructure and logistics

Moderator

Ali ZEROUALI

Ali ZEROUALI

HIF Global

Monica SWANSON

Port of Rotterdam

Yassin Seddiki

Airport of Rotterdam La haye

Wim Dillen

Wim Dillen

Sanae El Amrani

Ministry of Equipment and Water

Amine El Karam

The National Ports Agency

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM:Panel 4, CO2 Sourcing, Policies, Regulations, Safety Measures for Sustainable Production and Usage

Moderator

Badr Ikken

Badr Ikken

GI3

Laurent Richard

MGH

Cecchetti Carlo

Res4Africa

Saad El Mernissi

Figes Mernissi

Patrick MAIO

Hinicio

  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing

 

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Silver Sponsors

 

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IN APPLICATION OF HIGH ROYAL DIRECTIVES, THE HEAD OF GOVERNMENT ISSUES THE CIRCULAR FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF “MOROCCO’S OFFER” FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GREEN HYDROGEN SECTOR

The “Morocco Offer” is based on a holistic, pragmatic and transparent approach that gives investors all the visibility they need;

  • Definition of the process for implementing the “Morocco Offer” and the resources to be mobilised by the State to ensure the success of this operation, as well as the roles of the various stakeholders;
  • Setting up an incentive framework and support for project sponsors to ensure the successful implementation of the “Morocco Offer”;
  • Identification of 1 million hectares of land and making 300,000 hectares available to entrepreneurs in the first phase;
  • A hundred or so national and foreign investors have already expressed their keen and effective interest in the “Morocco Offer”.

Pursuant to the High Royal Directives issued at the working session chaired by HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, on 22 November 2022 and the High Instructions of His Majesty, contained in the Sovereign’s speech on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Throne Day on 29 July 2023, in which His Majesty the King, may God preserve him, urged the government to undertake the rapid and qualitative implementation of “Morocco’s Offer” in the field of green hydrogen, “so as to make the most of the assets that our country has in this area and to respond as effectively as possible to the projects put forward by global investors in this promising sector”; the Head of Government, Mr. On Monday 11 March 2024 in Rabat, the Head of Government, Mr Aziz Akhannouch, issued the circular for the implementation of the “Morocco Offer” for the development of the green hydrogen sector, which constitutes an operational and incentive offer covering the entire value chain of the green hydrogen sector.

An offering tailored to the needs of investors, to position the Kingdom as a competitive player in this high-potential emerging sector.

The far-sighted vision of His Majesty the King, may God preserve him, is enabling Morocco to occupy a privileged position at continental and international level in the development of renewable energies, by leveraging the Kingdom’s pioneering position in renewable energies, its rich and diversified natural resources, its strategic geographical position, its world-class infrastructure and its skilled human capital. This will enable Morocco to play a key role in the global energy transition and the resulting reconfiguration of energy flows.

The Circular from the Head of Government sets out the operational stages for implementing the “Morocco Offer”, the resources deployed by the State to ensure the success of this operation, and the roles of the various stakeholders.
This offer is based on a holistic, pragmatic and transparent approach that gives investors all the visibility they need. It comprises 6 parts:

  • The scope of the Morocco Offer ;
  • Land mobilised to implement the Morocco Offer ;
  • The infrastructure needed to develop the green hydrogen sector;
  • Morocco Offer incentives ;
  • The process for selecting investors and entering into contracts with the State ;
  • Governance of the green hydrogen sector.

As part of this transition, green hydrogen is expected to become a crucial energy vector and one of the main catalysts for the Kingdom’s energy transition and sustainable growth, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty the King, may God assist him. This emerging sector could be a turning point for the Moroccan economy, given the economic, social, environmental and technological issues it raises. In this context, the “Morocco Offer” applies to integrated upstream projects, from the generation of electricity from renewable energies and electrolysis, to the downstream transformation of green hydrogen into ammonia, methanol, synthetic fuels, etc., as well as the related logistics.

The “Morocco Offer” is aimed at investors or consortia wishing to produce green hydrogen and its derivatives, for the domestic market, for export or for both. The keen interest already expressed by nearly a hundred national and international investors in producing green hydrogen in Morocco confirms our country’s significant potential in this field. Land is a key issue for the development of the green hydrogen industry, and the French government has identified a significant amount of public land – around one million hectares. In the first phase, 300,000 hectares will be made available to investors, to be divided into lots of between 10,000 and 30,000 hectares, depending on the size of the projects planned. The State will work within a contractual framework to preserve public land and guarantee its proper use.

The “Morocco Offer” also revolves around a competitive infrastructure that needs to be planned, pooled, developed and maintained in line with the best international standards and in line with the needs and development of the green hydrogen industry, in addition to the introduction of incentive measures and support for project developers. It should be noted that in order to ensure the conditions for the successful implementation of the “Morocco Offer”, the framework investment agreements between the State and the investor provide for meeting clauses to regularly assess the progress of the investment programme, within the framework of a State-investor relationship marked by transparency and strict compliance with the rules of confidentiality.

Morocco pavilion at WHSE Rotterdam

The Green H2 Cluster is organising Morocco’s participation in the 2024 edition of the World Hydrogen Summit and Exhibition, to be held in Rotterdam from 13 to 15 May. Following the publication of the Moroccan offer and the launch of the Green Hydrogen projects led by OCP, Morocco’s participation in WHES has been taken to a new level, with the organisation of a Moroccan pavilion where our entire GH2 ecosystem will be represented and showcased.
Participants in the pavilion:

  • AMDIE
  • Cluster Green H2
  • MASEN
  • IRESEN
  • INNOV’X
  • TMSA
  • ANP

Second General Meeting of the Green H2 Cluster 18 January 2024

The Cluster’s Annual General Meeting was attended by 40 members.

The Chairman stressed the importance of the financial support of all members and their moral commitment to the thematic committees in achieving the Association’s objectives and strategic directions.

The Cluster’s Managing Director presented the Cluster’s annual report and action plan for 2024, marked by the Cluster’s recent approval by the Ministry of Industry and Trade as part of the Industrial Innovation Support Programme, financed by the Innovation Support Fund.

The financial situation and the financial report presented by the cluster’s treasurer were unanimously approved, as were the proposed members of the Board of Directors, the thematic committees, the action plan and the budget for 2024.

The Green H2 Cluster and all its members would like to express their warm thanks to the UIR Presidency for hosting and supporting these two important events for the Green H2 Cluster.

MatserClass on “Hydrogen, accelerating carbon neutrality and energy security” on 22 February 2024 in collaboration with YOKOGAWA

The Green H2 Cluster recently collaborated with YOKOGAWA to organise a masterclass focusing on “Hydrogen, accelerating carbon neutrality and energy security” on 22 February 2024 . This session focused on co-innovation solutions in the areas of hydrogen production, integrated controls, data analysis, safety and energy management, aimed at helping end-users achieve their goals. The training course brought together 60 experts from the public sector, private companies, research centres and universities, all dedicated to developing the green hydrogen industry in Morocco. Yokogawa experts in energy, water, biomass, solid waste and hydrogen from Japan, Bahrain and India led the session. This initiative is part of the Green H2 Cluster’s efforts to strengthen the skills of Moroccan players and encourage the emergence of a competitive and sustainable green hydrogen industry.

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