Hydrogen-project Kebili_2
Green hydrogen potential in Tunisia


Hydrogen is an energy carrier that can be produced from a wide variety of energy sources. Large amounts of hydrogen can be produced by using renewable electricity to power electrolysers that transform water into “green H2” hydrogen. This green H2 can be used in multiple ways such as: being used with other natural gases, long term storage; re-electrification; fuel for transportation and also to create other green fuels such as ammonia. Green H2 will be particularly useful in helping to decarbonize hard-to-reduce sectors.

Producing green H2 offers a path to a fully carbon-free world, but to produce it efficiently, the system requires large amounts of renewable energy at low cost. Tunisia is therefore proposed as an optimal place for the production of green H2 which can then be used locally and for export.

TuNur is developing a long-term green H2 strategy and evaluating market opportunities for Tunisia. As part of this strategy, TuNur is studying several options and potential projects in Tunisia, including integration into its power generation projects.

Firstly, TuNur is studying a green H2 pilot project in the south of Tunisia. The pilot plant will aim to produce hydrogen by electrolysis of water before it is transformed into other products (eg ammonia) and distributed to end users.