Challenges remain ahead of Middle East becoming low-carbon hydrogen frontrunner, says report

The Middle East is positioned to become a “frontrunner region” in the low-carbon hydrogen economy, but challenges related to infrastructure, strategies, and regulations stand in the way, says a report by Roland Berger.

The Unlocking Hydrogen Growth in the Middle East  report said that a combination of abundant renewable energy and natural gas resources, and location for export to European and Asian demand centres “uniquely positioned” the Middle East become a future hydrogen export hub.

It notes that over 60 hydrogen production projects in the Middle East have been announced in recent years, with 80% of them focusing on green hydrogen production, and more than 20 projects in Egypt alone.

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