4éme édition de la Journée Algéro-Allemande de l'Energie

Green Hydrogen in Algeria - Potential and Perspectives of Cooperation.

Within the framework of the Algerian-German Energy Partnership, the Ministry of Energy and Mining, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection (BMWK), have co-organized, on December 20, 2022 in Algiers, the fourth edition of the Algerian-German Energy Day under the headline "Together towards new sustainable energy solutions". The work was initiated by the speeches of the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Mohamed Arkab, the Algerian Minister for Environment and Renewable Energies, Mrs. Samia Moualfi, and the German vice-Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), Mrs. Franziska Brantner. The Algerian Commissioner for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, Mr. Nouredine Yassaa, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Algeria, Mrs. Elisabeth Wolbers and the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Algeria, Mr. Thomas Eckert, also took part in this meeting.

The German-Algerian Energy Day was an opportunity for the Minister of Energy and Mines and the vice-Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection to review the state of bilateral cooperation and prospects for strengthening its implementation in the areas of natural gas, electricity, renewable energies including green hydrogen as well as the promotion of energy efficiency. Other subjects relating to energy policy and environmental protection and climate were also discussed.

The Algerian-German Energy Partnership is a platform for dialogue, consultation and exchange on the challenges to achieve, together, common goals set in the framework of the Paris Agreement and in the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 of the UN, to ensure access to reliable and sustainable energy that is affordable for all.

The slogan of the meeting  "Together towards new sustainable energy solutions" gave expression to the common will to take up the economic, industrial, financial, technological and environmental challenges we are facing and to identify ways of thinking and acting for the deployment of low-carbon technologies such as the green hydrogen sector as an energy vector and a lever for the decarbonization of the energy sector and the development of renewable energies.

Thus, the first session of this day entitled Green Hydrogen - Opportunities and Challenges for Business - has highlighted the strengths of Algeria in the field of hydrogen and the existing potential to continue to play a major role in the global energy scene as a reliable energy supplier. The new technology offers many opportunities for partnerships at the national and international level. The work continued with discussions on the development of renewable energies in Algeria, their integration into the network and the role of energy efficiency in climate protection.

Today, about half of the electricity consumed in Germany is already produced on the basis of renewable energies, including solar and wind power. These experiences have shown that the development of renewable energies must be accompanied by financial support and technology transfer, necessary for their development. In addition, the Algerian-German day was an opportunity for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Sonatrach and the German company VNG on scientific and technological cooperation in the field of green hydrogen with the aim of developing projects of common interest. This memorandum reflects the quality of the Algerian-German Energy Partnership.

Finally this meeting was an additional opportunity to reiterate our common will to further consolidate the bonds of friendship and excellence of relations between Algeria and Germany, especially in the energy sector and mining.

Presentations of the 4th Algerian-German Energy Day:

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