Moroccan initiatives put into orbit

Moroccan initiatives put into orbit
Moroccan initiatives put into orbit

Lhe spring meeting of the Paris Peace Forum, held at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), was an opportunity to show Morocco’s commitment to ecological transition and sustainable development. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah, detailed Morocco’s national sustainable development strategy, energy projects such as the Noor solar complex and efforts to combat water scarcity, with a plan to 14 billion dollars. The president of the Paris Peace Forum, Angel Gurria, particularly welcomed the Moroccan initiative for the development of the hydrogen sector, stressing that this promising approach could reduce the country’s dependence on oil imports and create an export industry. significant, comparable to that of phosphate fertilizers.

“By engaging in this hydrogen revolution, Morocco could not only satisfy its local energy needs, but also position itself as a major exporter,” he said. South-south cooperation is at the heart of Moroccan strategies. The leading African investor in Africa, Morocco shares its experiences and expertise in various sectors such as finance, minerals, aviation and logistics. The OCP group, at the initiative of UM6P, embodies this vision by devoting part of its fertilizers to solving agricultural and food problems in Africa, while creating investments and research units adapted to the soils of different African countries. .

“The transition to a sustainable future cannot simply be a change from one point to another, but rather a holistic transformation that touches various essential areas such as energy, agriculture, water and climate. UM6P brings valuable field expertise to these discussions, ensuring that future decisions are based on solid scientific data and a deep understanding of local challenges,” said Hicham El Habti, president of UM6P.

Another important aspect of this cooperation is investment in youth and talents. Each year, Morocco welcomes more than 15,000 African students, financing more than 80% of their studies. This approach helps create strong ties by strengthening African cooperation and integration. This meeting demonstrated the importance of Morocco in promoting innovative and sustainable solutions for the energy transition and south-south cooperation. The country continues to take bold initiatives for a more just and sustainable future, both for the African continent and for the entire world. The Climate Impulse project is tangible proof of this.

Hydrogen for clean aviation

The “Climate Impulse” project, an initiative by Swiss explorer and environmentalist Bertrand Piccard, in partnership with UM6P and OCP, aims to achieve the first non-stop, zero-emission world tour with a hydrogen-powered aircraft. horizon 2028. “Electricity, produced by renewable sources (solar, wind, hydraulic), is used for the electrolysis of water, separating oxygen and hydrogen. In flight, liquid hydrogen is transformed into electricity by a fuel cell, producing electricity and water. The electricity powers the plane’s electric motors, turning the propellers without impacting the carbon cycle, with the only by-product being drinking water. The aim of Climate Impulse is to demonstrate the viability of this technology and stimulate demand for hydrogen. With aviation difficult to decarbonize, proving the effectiveness of hydrogen for aircraft could pave the way for decarbonizing other sectors.

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