Marrakech, known for its vibrant culture and historical significance, recently became the epicenter of groundbreaking developments in the world of sustainable energy.
The city played host to the third edition of the “World Power-to-X Summit” (PTX23), a global gathering of leaders, experts, and innovators in the energy sector. Amidst the grandeur of Morocco’s ancient city, several pivotal agreements were inked, reaffirming Morocco’s commitment to green hydrogen and sustainable energy solutions.
PTX23, held under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI and organized jointly by the Institute for Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), the GreenH2 Cluster, and the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, serves as a platform for fostering international dialogue on green hydrogen’s potential, challenges, and applications within the industrial, logistical, and technological value chain. The summit is a testament to Morocco’s determination to play a leading role in the emerging green hydrogen economy.
Regional Council of Guelmim-Oued Noun and IRESEN
The first groundbreaking collaboration was forged between the Regional Council of Guelmim-Oued Noun and the Moroccan Institute for Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN). This partnership is designed to enhance cooperation in research and sustainable development activities, aligning the region’s efforts with a sustainable energy future. The alliance aims to leverage resources and expertise to drive meaningful change in the field of renewable energy.
OFPPT, GreenH2 Cluster, and IRESEN
Morocco’s commitment to nurturing a skilled workforce for the green energy sector was underscored by the second agreement. The Office for Vocational Training and Labor Promotion (OFPPT), the GreenH2 Cluster, and IRESEN joined forces to jointly develop and implement specialized vocational training programs for professionals in the green hydrogen value chain. This initiative extends its reach beyond Morocco, with plans to benefit professionals across the African continent.
Huawei, Green Energy Park (GEP), and IRESEN
In another significant step toward advancing clean energy technologies, Morocco formed a partnership between technology giant Huawei, Green Energy Park (GEP), and IRESEN. Together, they will jointly develop research projects in renewable energy and energy storage, reaffirming Morocco’s commitment to innovation in the sustainable energy sector.
IRESEN and RCREEE
Morocco’s dedication to capacity building and research in climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency received a boost through the partnership between IRESEN and the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE). This collaboration will drive joint research efforts and partnerships to address global challenges in renewable energy.
GreenH2 Cluster and Eco-Stream Nederland B.V
The final agreement solidified an alliance between the GreenH2 Cluster and Eco-Stream Nederland B.V. This partnership aims to support the growth of the green hydrogen industry in Morocco. It exemplifies Morocco’s ambition to be at the forefront of the emerging green hydrogen market.
These agreements collectively underscore Morocco’s unwavering commitment to sustainable energy development and highlight the central role that green hydrogen plays in realizing these ambitions. PTX23, which brought together thought leaders and innovators, is expected to catalyze further advancements in the green hydrogen sector and propel Morocco toward a more sustainable and energy-efficient future. Marrakech, with its historic significance, is now also etched in history as a hub for pioneering green hydrogen initiatives.