Genesis Morocco: Packaging it and going for a sale, Hydrogen storage !

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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Packaging it and going for a sale, Hydrogen storage !

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Hydrogen storage describes the methods for storing H2 for subsequent use. The methods span many approaches, including high pressures and cryogenics, but usually focus on chemical compounds that reversibly release H2 upon heating. Hydrogen storage is a topical goal in the development of a hydrogen economy. Most research into hydrogen storage is focused on storing hydrogen as a lightweight, compact energy carrier for mobile applications.

Compressed hydrogen, in comparison, is quite different to store. Hydrogen gas has good energy density by weight, but poor energy density by volume versus hydrocarbons, hence it requires a larger tank to store. A large hydrogen tank will be heavier than the small hydrocarbon tank used to store the same amount of energy, all other factors remaining equal. Increasing gas pressure would improve the energy density by volume, making for smaller, but not lighter container tanks (see hydrogen tank). Compressed hydrogen will require 2.1% of the energy content[1] to power the compressor. Higher compression without energy recovery will mean more energy lost to the compression step. Compressed hydrogen storage is worldwide accepted as a safe established technology[2].

Some researchers have investigated underground hydrogen storage to provide grid energy storage for intermittent energy sources, like wind power.

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Personal notes : Im furthering a previous update about the complementarity of Tanger Med and the Kingdom's Solar Energy Initiative. Key asset to make it work, a hydrogen production and compression plant, the grid can be upgraded in capacity according to demand.

Update : I added a visual of the existing international maritime shipping lanes with in yellow a lane that represents the Artic sea route that I believe has the potential of shortening the distance to Japan and China, both very important foreign markets. Time to market is key.