Tunisia’s National Green hydrogen roadmap to be ready by mid-March 2023, according to the German Development Agency « GIZ »

According to the article released by www.zawya.com on 24/02/2023, the Tunisia’s National roadmap on green hydrogen, which will present Tunisia’s strategic guidelines in this field, should be ready by mid-March 2023, said project coordinator at the German Cooperation in Tunisia (GIZ) Dorra Chida.

Once this roadmap is defined, the national strategy on green hydrogen will be drawn up with a clear action plan in relation to the activities planned to achieve the objectives.

The national strategy is part of the project «Green hydrogen for sustainable growth and a low-carbon economy in Tunisia” (H2Vert.TUN) launched in February 2022, and which will stretch until January 2025.

It is a €6 million partnership between the German cooperation in Tunisia and the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy. This project targets three aspects: 1. National strategy for hydrogen (i.e. target capacities, focus sectors and roadmap) 2. Green H2 economy (i.e. electrolysers and parts manufacturing…) 3. Developing research, training, and innovation in the green hydrogen field.

Chida also revealed that the steering committee, created within the framework of this project to monitor all the activities related to green hydrogen in Tunisia, has already identified the sectors of activities that could encourage investors to develop projects in the country.

The committee has already carried out feasibility studies and identified sites with economic potential for production, while meeting the requirements related to the environmental and social aspects. They are also working on the creation of an observatory, or a monitoring structure, because hydrogen is a new growth niche, particularly in terms of the development of new technologies, as per Chida.

This monitoring structure will present to the government and Tunisians all novelties related to green hydrogen and will share information on Tunisia’s achievements in this field.

Tunisia already has a regulatory framework governing renewable energy, which should be adapted to the green hydrogen sector because it’s important to have a clear legal and investment framework.

Consultations on the green hydrogen sector will continue with several states, particularly with Chile, one of the leading countries in this field and discussions with the European Union to identify funding will be soon started.


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TuNur sponsor’s the Junior Chamber International (“JCI”) event to promote skills and learnings for young entrepreneurs.

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) of Jedaida organized an innovative edition of “The Academy of Officers of Zone A” on February 11 and 12, 2023 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

This edition was organized to allow members of local offices to acquire a multitude of skills to become exemplary young active citizens, to create an impact on local communities and to prepare these young people for new responsibilities by giving them the means and assets of leadership.

TuNur was a proud sponsor of the event and is committed to supporting young and ambitious entrepreneurs, and to encourage the next generation to find innovative solutions and businesses solutions to combat climate change at a local community and global level.


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Italy to use EU funds to become energy hub for Europe

Italy intends to use funds coming from the European Union under the so-called REPowerEU plan to completely wean itself off Russian gas and turn the country into energy hub for the bloc as per The Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni who met with relevant ministers and the CEOs of energy groups Eni (ENI.MI), Enel (ENEI.MI), Snam (SRG.MI) and Terna (TRN.MI) to mention the need to cooperate with Africa on energy supplies.

With total funds close to 300 billion euros, the REPowerEU plan is aimed at ending the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and tackling the climate crisis.

Money coming from the RePowerEU could also be devoted to build the so-called SoutH2 Corridor, a link to bring hydrogen that would be produced in northern Africa to northern Europe, one source with knowledge of the matter said.


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Africa likely to be EU’s most important renewable energy partner

“The continent of Africa is probably going to be the most important partner for Europe in terms of developing the renewable energy sector,” said Frans Timmermans, EU Climate Chief during an interview at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) assembly in Abu Dhabi.

While Europe is growing its domestic renewable energy production, it will also need to look beyond its borders to secure the levels it needs. To help fill the gap, many in the EU are looking to Africa, where there is a high potential for renewable energy production, in particular solar power.

Timmermans point to potential partnerships with the wider Mediterranean and North Africa.

There are already several venues for collaborations between the EU and Africa regarding renewables, including the EU-Africa energy partnership, which looks to increase access to affordable and sustainable energy services, support renewable energy investments and promote energy efficiency on the continent.

The EU needs to strengthen its relationship with North African countries, which have similar geographical and climate conditions to much of southern Europe.


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Tunisia launches new tenders for Renewable Energy

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy launched on the 23rd of December 2022 a new tender to deploy a total estimated capacity of 1.7 GW of solar and wind from 2023 to 2025 under the RE Independent Power Projects (IPPs).

For the solar PV projects, the Tunisian authorities are seeking proposals to build solar plants with total capacity of 800 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 200 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for June 15, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in September 2025. Developers will be responsible for identifying and securing land for the projects.

Two other Solar PV projects will be installed on state-owned lands located respectively, in Hecha, in Gabes governorate (300 Ha) and Khobna, in Sidi Bouzid Governorate (270 Ha). The total capacity of these two projects still needs to be confirmed. Interested developers have, until May 18, to submit their proposals.

For the Wind projects, it would consist of a total capacity of 600 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 150 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for September 14, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in November 2025. Developers bears the primary responsibility to procure the land on which the project will be installed.



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TuNur joins MESIA

TuNur is proud to become a member of MESIA, the only non-for-profit solar association bringing together the entire solar sector across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

MESIA aims to promote solar growth and opportunities in the entire region and collaborate as marketing and content partner with their local, regional and international members and partners. The members portfolio of MESIA is very solid by having members from the entire solar value chain.

TuNur is looking forward to working with the MESIA team and its fellow members to promote further deployment of renewable energy across the region.


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TuNur is proud to support Rec’it Up and the amazing work of IEEE INSAT

TuNur Sponsored the last edition of Rec’it Up event organized by IEEE INSAT.

Rec’it Up focuses in its 4th edition on increasing awareness on climate issues and encouraging new idea, technologies and opportunities for Tunisia and the World.

TuNur is committed to be ready to support associations and initiatives that defend a moderate climate and encourage the investment in green energy.



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Tokyo International Conference on African Development “TICAD 8” Tunisia 2022

TICAD is an open and inclusive forum that brings together African countries and development partners, including international and regional organizations, donor countries, Asian countries, the private sector and civil society organizations, dealing with African development.

Since its inception in 1993, TICAD, has been a forum bringing together African leaders and their international partners to drive sustainable and people-centered development in Africa. Guided by the dual principles of African “ownership” and “international partnership”, this year’s TICAD will focus on the themes of peace, society and economy in the context of COVID-19 recovery on the African continent.

As the host of TICAD, the Government of Tunisia will welcome a gathering of leaders from all countries across the African continent, as well as representatives from the African Union, United Nations, World Bank, Government of Japan, private sector, and civil society to discuss the opportunities and challenges to development which African countries are facing.  Like every TICAD, this year’s conference will focus on fostering dialogue and collective action about African development led by the countries of Africa supported by the international community, shaped by their own vision of sustainable development and the priorities of their citizens and communities.

TuNur was a proud sponsor of one of the key side events hosted by the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry “TJCCI”. Furthermore, three of TuNur’s projects were included in the final list of 81 projects proposed by the private sector to TICAD 8 event.


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TuNur and the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TJCCI)

TuNur is pleased to join the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“TJCCI”). The TJCCI was created on the 4th of December 2014 to strengthen economic relations between Japan and Tunisia and to enhance the promotion of private sector activities between Tunisia and Japan.

TuNur looks forward to working closely with the Chamber and its partners to promote cooperation and investment between Japan and Tunisia, specifically in the field of renewable energies.



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Signing of an MoU between Tunisia and U.K. in the sector of sustainable energy

On Tuesday evening, June 7, 2022, The Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Boden, supervised the procession of the MoU signing between Tunisia and U.K. in the sector of sustainable energy, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad, Mr. Othman El-Gerandi, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Mrs. Neila Nouira El-Gonji, British Minister of State for South and Central Asia and North Africa, and the United Nations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development in the United Kingdom, Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed, and the British Ambassador to Tunisia, Mrs. Helen Winterton at the Government Palace in La Kasbah.

Mrs. Neila Nouira Al-Gonji from the Tunisian side and Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed from the British side signed this memorandum.

The signing of this agreement falls within the framework of the working visit of Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed to Tunisia on the 7th and 8th of June to discuss means of cooperation between Tunisia and Britain in various sectors.

Mrs. Neila Nouira El-Gonji stressed that this memorandum aims to support the energy transition policy by accompanying Tunisia in national programs aimed at achieving energy efficiency and helping it achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement related to climate neutrality and the reduction of carbon and greenhouse gases emissions, in addition to converging views between The two sides will establish a profitable partnership for the two countries within the framework of investment in the public and private sectors.

The Minister also stated that Tunisia will launch a request for proposals by the end of June related to the production of 2000 megawatts of solar energy within the framework of the concession regime, within the national program for investment in renewable energies and the production of 30% of electricity from renewable energies by 2030.

For his part, Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed affirmed his country’s keenness to further support Tunisia in various sectors, especially renewable and sustainable energies, as one of the two countries’ priorities, by creating a financing line worth 2.5 million pounds to support British exports to Tunisia and to support purchases and services that will be included in the establishment of energy projects in Tunisia.

He also added that the United Kingdom is keen to accompany Tunisia in the direction of diversifying its energy sources by adopting clean energies, producing green hydrogen and adopting the latest technologies in this sector.

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