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Algeria considers exporting renewable hydrogen to Germany

The Algerian Minister for Energy and Mining and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) have discussed the conversion and expansion of existing gas transport networks to export renewable hydrogen from Algeria to southern Germany through Tunisia, Italy and Austria. The SoutH2 project would consist in converting existing gas pipelines to transport up to 4 Mt/year of green hydrogen. Gas transmission system operators SNAM (Italy), Gasconnect-Austria (Austria), Trans Austria Gasleitung (Austria) and Bayernets (Germany) have launched feasibility studies to assess the technical export possibilities.

In March 2023, Algeria unveiled its renewable hydrogen roadmap, aiming to supply Europe with 10% of its renewable hydrogen needs by 2040. The roadmap aims to create a green hydrogen ecosystem with new research, development and training centres on hydrogen, develop a hydrogen economy and export 30 to 40 TWh of blue and green hydrogen, with exports of green hydrogen to Europe.