Promoting a green hydrogen economy in Tunisia
Title: Green Hydrogen for sustainable growth and a low-carbon economy in Tunisia (H2vert.TUN)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Partner: Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (Ministère de l'Industrie, des Mines et de l’Énergie, MIME)
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (Ministère de l'Industrie, des Mines et de l’Énergie, MIME)
Overall term: 2022 to 2025
With extensive solar and wind resources at its disposal, Tunisia has great potential for producing electricity from renewable energy sources. Moreover, the Tunisian Government has committed itself in its solar plan to expanding renewable energy. The country aims to generate 30 per cent of its electricity from photovoltaic systems and wind power plants by as early as 2030.
This means that Tunisia is well placed to produce green hydrogen and derived products (Power-to-X, PtX). The Government wishes to position itself as a key actor in this area. Despite the political will and the potential described, Tunisia is not yet sufficiently prepared to develop a hydrogen economy.
Tunisia has improved regulatory, technical and professional conditions for developing a value chain for green hydrogen and derived products.
The project particularly supports the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME), which coordinates national and international actors and will manage the cross-institutional dialogue on green hydrogen and PtX. The project is based on three pillars:
- It is promoting a national hydrogen strategy. It is thus establishing the necessary strategic and regulatory framework and improving the political conditions for a green hydrogen economy.
- The project is also optimising conditions for private sector investment. To this end, it is supporting cooperation between local and international companies. In addition, it is advising the national observatory for green hydrogen/PtX value chains, while also preparing economic analyses and strategy studies.
- The project is expanding the professional capacities of those with political and scientific responsibility. The strategies and plans drawn up in the process are intended to support the Tunisian partners in managing the development of a green hydrogen market.
Last update: May 2022