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.