The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area is anticipated to be the world’s largest provider of green hydrogen, with the highest number of export-oriented low carbon hydrogen projects, according to research conducted by the Abu Dhabi-based Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC).
The region has witnessed a substantial increase in green and blue hydrogen projects, from 11 percent in 2020 to 89 percent in 2021, according to the Hydrogen and Energy Storage Working Group’s research (HES).
The UAE leads the green and blue hydrogen race in the region, with around 29 percent of energy projects in 2021, followed by Egypt and Morocco with 19.35 percent each. Oman accounts for 12.90% of the market, while Tunisia and Saudi Arabia each account for 6.45%. Algeria and Bahrain each hold a 3.23 percent stake in the announced projects.
The mission of the HES working group of the CEBC is to provide a forum for accelerating the development of low-carbon hydrogen technology, research, policy recommendations, networking, and investment opportunities.