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Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises to develop hydrogen technology

Michael Stusch, executive chairman and CEO, H2-Enterprises (left) and Walid Sheta, president, Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric. (Image source: Schneider Electric)

Schneider Electric has signed an MoU with H2-Enterprises to explore and develop innovative solutions for energy supply and management in buildings

The collaboration aims to improve clean hydrogen technology and contribute to the decarbonisation and net-zero objectives of the Middle East and Africa.

Schneider offers integrated solutions across multiple end-markets, including buildings, data centres, industries, and infrastructure. Meanwhile, H2-Enterprises is an integrated energy company operating in the hydrogen and renewable energy sector. They specialise in project development, system integration, component production and supply, as well as power plant operation.

The memorandum of understanding between Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises will involve joint project development, pilot programmes, technology exchange, and knowledge sharing. By leveraging the strengths and capabilities of both organisations, they will explore, develop, and implement innovative solutions for energy supply and management in buildings. Under the terms of the MoU, Schneider Electric will provide its expertise and technical support in energy management, infrastructure, building automation, and related areas. This collaboration will enhance the development and implementation of clean hydrogen solutions. H2-Enterprises, on the other hand, will contribute its expertise and technologies in clean hydrogen production, storage, and conversion. This includes waste-to-hydrogen, hydrogen from solar and wind, Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) for hydrogen storage and transport, renewables integration, and fuel cells.

To ensure effective implementation of the collaboration, the MoU also establishes a governance structure. Amel Chadli, vice president digital energy and software - Middle East & Africa, will represent Schneider Electric, while Michael Stusch, executive chairman and CEO, will represent H2-Enterprises. Regular meetings will be organised to review progress, address challenges, and foster cooperation in the areas of interest.

"Schneider Electric envisions buildings of the future that are sustainable, resilient, hyper-efficient, and people-centric. Through our Electricity 4.0 approach, combining digitalisation for efficiency and electrification for decarbonisation, we are committed to making this vision a reality. By joining forces with H2-Enterprises, we aim to leverage their clean hydrogen technology and expertise to further accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and green future," said Chadli. 

Stusch added, "Through our collaboration with Schneider Electric, H2-Enterprises aims to revolutionise the global energy landscape. By leveraging our innovative technologies, including clean hydrogen production, safe storage, and efficient transportation solutions, together with Schneider Electric's expertise, we are driving the transition towards a sustainable and emission-free future. Join us in creating a world where clean, affordable energy is accessible to all, making a lasting impact on the environment and future generations."