The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohamed Abdeljalil, stressed, on September 4 in Munich, that Morocco’s strategic position is a clear competitive advantage for positioning the Kingdom as a regional hub for e-fuels.
Intervening at the first E-fuels Conference, organized by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV), Minister Abdeljalil stated that “Morocco has significant potential in terms of renewable energy production, particularly of green hydrogen.”
The Moroccan official noted that Morocco’s transport sector has expanded significantly over the past two decades, with major achievements in the development of transport infrastructure and the liberalization of several transport services.
The Moroccan minister also affirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to sustainable development, and the raise of its nationally determined contribution (NDC) threshold to 45.5% by 2030, emphasizing the need to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of transport systems as well as to develop demand-side measures.
Minister Abdeljalil noted that the Kingdom’s action will focus on improving the energy efficiency of transport systems and developing clean transport systems using renewable energies while encouraging new mobilities such as active mobility and optimizing logistics.
The Moroccan minister also added that Morocco, well aware of the globalized nature of the transport sector, constantly supports international initiatives launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as the Declaration of the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition and the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors.
The Moroccan official also recalled that last July, “His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s called on the government to speed up the implementation of ‘Morocco’s offer’ in the field of green hydrogen (H2), to ensure compliance with quality requirements, capitalize on the country’s significant potential in this area, and meet the expectations of the world’s leading investors in this promising field.”
The first E-fuels Conference was attended by ministers from approximately eleven countries, including Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic, and seventy-two participants.
During the ministerial session of this Conference, participants emphasized the importance of finding solutions for people’s mobility, using e-fuels, and developing technologies for green transport.
Participants also stressed the importance of adapting new clean energy technologies to the socio-economic realities of each country, which can only be achieved through joint work to produce profitable, job-generating clean energies.
The Conference aims to create a common knowledge base through the establishment of an international network of decision-makers from the politics, industry, and scientific communities, and find synergies for an accelerated expansion of the e-fuels market.