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Africa’s first integrated green hydrogen plant commissioned

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Egypt Green, which is owned, built, and operated by Fertiglobe, has marked an important milestone in the development of a green hydrogen ecosystem in Egypt and the broader African region.
The commissioning of the first phase of a green hydrogen plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, has begun and the facility is the first integrated green hydrogen plant in Africa and when fully developed will consist of 100 MW of electrolysers.
The facility will deliver up to 15,000 tons of green hydrogen as feedstock for production of up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia per year.
The launch of the hydrogen facility comes as world leaders gather for the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where they seek to accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction.
The conference has argued that unless nations make sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, global warming will exceed the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In order to secure affordable, accessible and sustainable energy security for future generations an accelerated shift to renewable energy and lower carbon intensity fuels is required.
Green hydrogen, which is produced from water using renewable energy sources, has the potential to play a significant role in decarbonising hard to abate sectors, such as heavy industries and global shipping.
Fertiglobe has a strong global network through its shareholders OCI and ADNOC and is an early mover in hydrogen and low carbon ammonia.
The hydrogen tie-ins for up to 100 MW of electrolysis have already been installed at Fertiglobe’s two existing ammonia plants in Ain Sokhna.