Enormous efforts are being made worldwide to comply with the emission limits set in the Paris Agreement with regard to climate-relevant pollutants in the future. Against this background, hydrogen, and specifically green hydrogen, is of particular importance in reducing CO2 emissions.
Green Hydrogen is produced with the help of renewable energies, so that unlike grey or blue hydrogen, no CO2 is produced. Especially in the industrialized countries, such as the EU or Japan, there will be an enormous demand for green hydrogen, which cannot be met due to their own limited renewable energy resources.
Oman has the opportunity to become an important supplier of green energy in the form of hydrogen. Thanks to its geographical location, Oman has abundant natural resources to convert the currently exported hydrocarbons into the energy equivalent of green hydrogen. These resources are the unique combination of extremely strong and uniform solar radiation, unlimited water reservoir on a 3300 km long coastline and sufficient area to implement large solar plants.
Through a carefully planned and initiated transition from a carbon-based society to a hydrogen society, Oman has the potential to become a leading country in many sectors of energy and production technology: from the export of green hydrogen and its derivatives as well as green produced materials such as fertilizers, steel, cement and aluminum etc. to the export of equipment for the production and use of hydrogen.
Leading countries in hydrogen technology currently include Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. Through early close cooperation and an exchange of knowledge and experience with these countries, Oman can quickly rise into the group of technology dominators.
The Green Hydrogen Summit will cover all areas of green hydrogen technology: from production, transport and storage to application. Both technical and economic aspects will be discussed, as well as questions on how government and industry can optimally cooperate to realise the implementation as quickly as possible. In addition to the state of the art, forward-looking developments will also be presented. Scientists and applicants from all over the world, from industry and research institutes will give an overview about the state of the art of Green Hydrogen technology.