The Algerian Minister for Energy and Mining, Mohamed Arkab, and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), Stefan Wenzel, have discussed the planned conversion and expansion of the gas pipeline corridor for hydrogen from Algeria via Tunisia, Italy and Austria to southern Germany.
The aim is to cover up to 10% of European needs, the countries stated, noting that Algeria’s aim is to become a major producer of green hydrogen.
Energy Minister Arkab and State Secretary Wenzel emphasized the great potential of German-Algerian relations, particularly visible in the areas of renewable energies, hydrogen and natural gas.
To note, the discussion between the countries’ representatives occurred during the ‘German-Algerian Energy Day’ in Algiers, which has been held regularly since 2018 as part of the ‘German-Algerian Energy Partnership,’ a central platform for the energy policy dialogue between Germany and Algeria.
The aim of the partnership is said to be the exchange of information on current energy policy developments and the promotion of joint projects, particularly in the areas of renewable energies, energy efficiency and hydrogen.
This year, around 300 representatives from politics, business and research from both countries, as well as other partners, in particular Austria, Italy and the European Commission (EC), are expected to take part in the event.