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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urged the preparation of an integrated national strategy for the production of green hydrogen in light of the growing international interest in this promising source of energy for the near future.
The ministry said it would update Egypt’s Energy Strategy 2035 to include green hydrogen.
Green hydrogen is the hydrogen fuel created by using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to almost eliminate harmful emissions.
The strategy targets empowering Egypt to generate and use hydrogen, coping with the international progress in this field along with international experiences and adding green hydrogen energy to the integrated national system of energy.
The meeting, also attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, reviewed the developments of Egypt’s cooperation with experienced international bodies in the field of generating green hydrogen using renewable energy.
In January, Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity signed an agreement with Germany’s Siemens to start studies for establishing a pilot project for producing green hydrogen in Egypt.
Egypt has taken big steps to increase the total energy produced from renewables, including the establishment of the world’s largest solar park of Benban in Upper Egypt’s Aswan.