Germany to Support Production and Export of Algerian Hydrogen
German and Algerian officials have signed a declaration of intent outlining plans to develop green hydrogen infrastructure which will enable Algeria’s large-scale production and export to Europe.


Through the partnership, the two countries plan enlist Algerian oil company Sonatrach to set up a 50MW pilot project, for which the German government will provide €20m in funding.

Robert Haback, Germany’s vice-chancellor and minister for economy and climate action, said: “Germany and Algeria have maintained a close energy partnership since 2015.

“We now want to expand this and encourage Algeria to produce more green hydrogen in the future, to invest more in solar and wind energy and thus create new value creation of its own.

“We want to support you with know-how and technical expertise. Germany and the EU are ready as potential buyers of green hydrogen. Now it is a matter of creating the necessary technical and economic conditions for hydrogen supplies between Algeria and Europe.”

Algeria published their national hydrogen roadmap in March 2023, which includes the target to produce a 10% share of Europe’s hydrogen supply by 2040.