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Oman ideally poised to become a global green hydrogen hub

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Muscat: Oman Green Hydrogen Summit kicked off at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center, with the opening of an exhibition that saw the participation of more than 30 companies.

Speaking on the occasion, Salim al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, said the importance of green hydrogen to create an economy parallel to the oil and gas economy and the Sultanate has all the credentials to become a global production hub.

He added that there has been good participation from local and international companies, which gives a kind of motivation that we are moving in the right direction.

The Vice President of Sustainability at Asyad Group said that ports are an incubator for the green economy through free zones and their adjacent areas.

The Green Hydrogen Summit is expected to address all aspects of the hydrogen value chain, encompassing production, transportation, and storage challenges as well as applications.

Other topics that will be highlighted during the event include Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization (CCUS). Electrolyzer Technologies, Certificates of Origin, Carbon Pricing & Carbon Credits. Policy Frameworks and Bankability Criteria. Safety Requirements among a host of other key themes.

The Hydrogen Conference will include 12 discussion sessions and a number of technical workshops, where the themes will focus on the hydrogen economy strategy and green hydrogen infrastructure in the Sultanate of Oman, and the value added in the green hydrogen chain, partnership, and investment in this field as well as green hydrogen projects in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Sultanate of Oman aims to become one of the leading countries in the production of green hydrogen in the world. Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals has developed an ambitious strategy to ensure the development of a green hydrogen economy.

It is also working to promote this sector because of its positive impact on diversifying energy sources, and it constitutes a strategic opportunity for Omani and international companies to cooperate and participate in supporting energy security at the local and global levels and achieving economic diversification. The holding of the Green Hydrogen Summit is consistent with the Sultanate of Oman’s plans for an energy transition towards reducing carbon emissions, to achieve a balance between sustainable developments and limiting the repercussions of climate change, benefiting from clean technology and diversifying energy sources.

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