Tunisia has experienced growing deficits in its energy balance over the past two decades.
over the past two decades. This trend is largely the result of
of the increase in energy consumption in all economic sectors,
coupled with the decline in hydrocarbon production.
This has led to an energy deficit amounting to 50% in 2019
compared to 7% in 2010, leading to a greater
country to become more dependent on fossil fuel imports.
Tunisian policymakers, business leaders, and scientists see hydrogen as an important energy carrier for a successful clean energy transition.
veer of energy important to the success of the clean energy transition. Many recent studies have
application areas for hydrogen, presenting various roadmaps for the large-scale introduction of hydrogen technologies.
The large-scale introduction of hydrogen technologies.
Several studies have estimated that with proper development, Tunisia could supply 400 TWh of green hydrogen. However, even if hydrogen production capacities in
North African countries viable, this would only cover a portion of German and European demand.
German and European demand.
The possibility of expanding a network of hydrogen refueling stations in Tunisia is promising but far from the country's current real possibilities. However, the possibilities for green hydrogen production are interesting for a country dependent on hydrogen imports.