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bp And Mauritania To Explore Green Hydrogen At Scale

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from BP.

I’m fairly certain, that this post is the first on this blog about Mauretania.

This Google Map shows the country’s position in West Africa.


  1. The population is about ten percent more than Wales.
  2. But the land area is fifty times as large.
  3. Most people live in the South-West of Mauretania.

The weather appears very different in the two countries.

This is the first paragraph of the press release.

bp today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Mauritania under which it will deliver an innovative programme exploring the potential for large-scale production of green hydrogen in the country. Building on bp’s existing strong relationships with the country, the agreement could be an important step towards the development of significant green hydrogen production in Mauritania.

There’s certainly a large area to explore.

The MoU was signed today in a meeting alongside COP27.

This paragraph outlines what will be done.

Under the agreement, bp will carry out a number of studies to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of producing green hydrogen in Mauritania. Green hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water, powered by renewable energy.

Given the area of Mauretania, there could be a substantial tonnage of green hydrogen produced.

BP And Mauritania

This paragraph details the current relationship between BP and Mauretania.

bp and Mauritania already have a long-standing relationship. bp and partners, including Mauritania’s Société Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures (SMH), are now working toward the completion of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 liquefied natural gas project. The development of this innovative offshore project on the border of Mauritania and Senegal was approved in 2018. It is set to produce around 2.3 million tonnes of LNG per year, with sufficient resources to support production for over 20 years. Earlier this year, bp also announced the signature of an Exploration and Production Sharing Contract for the BirAllah gas resource in Mauritania.

There could be scope to move Mauretania towards net-zero.

Electrolysis Of Salt Water

Typically electrolysis for hydrogen uses pure water, but companies like Torvex Energy, which I covered in a post called Torvex Energy can electrolyse salt water.

Surely, in a country like Mauretania, where water is much more precious than the UK, salt water electrolysis should be used.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a major gas company like BP or Shell form a very strong relationship with Torvex Energy.

November 9, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | , , , , , ,

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