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First Green Hydrogen Production System Installed in Benguerir

The Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (French acronym IRESEN) announced Wednesday that it has completed the installation of its first green hydrogen production system at the micro-pilot scale, as part of its “Power-to-X µPilot” project.

The hydrogen production system is an electrolyzer with a capacity of 20 kilowatts (kW) coupled with solar photovoltaic panels (PV). It will be tested under variable loads of renewable electricity, according to a statement from IRESEN.

The project “Power-to-X µPilot” project is incubated in the heart of the Green Energy Park of Benguerir in collaboration with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).

In its next phases, this project will be equipped with additional technological bricks from the value chain of the green hydrogen sector and its applications, commonly known as “Power-To-X.”.

“The main focus is on the production of green ammonia, green methanol, green fuels, but also aspects such as sustainable mobility and renewable electricity storage, using hydrogen and fuel cells,” according to the same source.

“In addition to being a tool for research and innovation, this Micro-Pilot will play a key role in training and increasing the competence of the staff of IRESEN and UM6P and their partners in the hydrogen ecosystem in Morocco,” namely the members of the “National Hydrogen Commission” and the Cluster “Green H2 Morocco”, the statement said.

Thus, students, young and experienced researchers, technicians, engineers and managers from the public and private sectors will benefit from training programs tailored to their needs, as part of the deployment of “Power-To-X” projects in Morocco.

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