October 12, 2019: Oman on the way to becoming a global hydrogen exporter
A preliminary study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in cooperation with the Munich-based company Hydrogen Rise AG has underlined the potential of the Sultanate of Oman to occupy a leading position in the group of global producers of hydrogen from renewable sources. This would exceed the export capacity of Oman’s current oil exports by a factor of ten.
The results of the evaluation were jointly presented by the German Excellence University and Hydrogen Rise AG at the 1st Oman Hydrogen Symposium.
“Oman could become an important player in the international economy for green hydrogen”, said Clara Orthofer, research associate at the Chair of Energy Economics and Application Technology at TUM. In this context, she pointed out the immense potential of renewable energy sources of the Sultanate of Oman to produce electricity on an industrial scale at competitive prices, which is necessary for the production of green hydrogen fuel.
From a technical point of view, Oman has the best possibilities to generate around 7,200 terawatt hours of electricity per year from solar and wind resources. This would correspond to approximately 220 times the current electricity demand of its own country.