The Solar Energy and New Energies Research Institute announced on Wednesday the completion of the construction of the first experimental green hydrogen production system, within the framework of the “Power-to-X d’Pilot” project.
A statement to the institute explained that this system is an electrolyser with a capacity of 20 kilowatts coupled to photovoltaic solar panels, which will be tested under a variable load of renewable electricity. The project is hosted by the Banjarir Green Energy Center in cooperation with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
According to the institute, this project is mainly concerned with the production of green ammonia, green methanol and green fuels, in addition to other aspects such as sustainable mobility and renewable electricity storage, using hydrogen and fuel cells.
This pilot project, in addition to being a mechanism for research and innovation, will play a key role in shaping the skills development of the staff of the Institute and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and its partners in the hydrogen ecosystem in Morocco”, ie the members of the “National Hydrogen Commission” and “Green H2 Maroc”.
Students, young researchers, technicians, engineers and frameworks from the public and private sectors will benefit from training programs tailored to their needs and the technical and technological challenges faced by their structures, within the framework of the deployment of “Power-To- X” Projects in Morocco.
This role will be activated at the level of the Middle East and Africa region, proposing this training platform to these partner countries, such as the “Middle East and Africa Clean Technology Academy” (MEA-CTA), which was recently organized by the Solar Energy and New Energy Research Institute, and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Green Technology Institute, in partnership with the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEAtech), the Oman Hydrogen Center (OHC), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA).
This project is an integral part of the new technological platform dedicated to hydrogen and its applications – Green H2A, and its pilot projects, for which a contract was signed between the OCP Group, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and the Solar Energy Research Institute and New Energies in November 2021, which will be docked at the OCP industrial estate in Jorf Lasfar.