Hydrogen Fact Sheet – North African Countries

Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Egypt | Mauritania

All the North African countries in scope (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Mauretania) see the option of exporting green hydrogen or derivatives based on RES-E. However, their current electricity systems show high specific CO2-emissions due to high shares of coal or natural gasfired electricity generation. The uptake of wind and solar power, which are the most relevant RES-E sources due to low costs, has hardly started. Only single digit shares of RES-E can be observed in most countries, whereas Morocco shows higher shares based on hydro power.