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Oman sets standards for hydrogen vehicles

Oman sets standards for hydrogen vehicles
Muscat: In line with Oman Vision 2040's energy objectives and the recent Royal directives by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to grow the green hydrogen sector in the Sultanate...

Oman sets standards for hydrogen vehicles Move in line His Majesty the Sultan's drive to develop the hydrogen sector In a cabinet meeting held in March, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik had directed the government to drive ahead the development of the hydrogen sector in Oman SHARE Muscat: In line with Oman Vision 2040's energy objectives and the recent Royal directives by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to grow the green hydrogen sector in the Sultanate of Oman, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) has issued specification standards for hydrogen-fueled vehicles.In a cabinet meeting held in March, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik had directed the government to drive ahead the development of the hydrogen sector in Oman.His Majesty the Sultan gave a set of directives keeping up with global developments towards diminishing carbon emissions and, given the diverse uses of green hydrogen in producing electrical power and providing energy for local industries and fuel for means of public transport, with options for export to international markets.His Majesty the Sultan had called for consistent follow-up of global developments in green hydrogen technologies, the acceleration of steps to regulate this sector, devising legal frameworks for it, drafting policies for its growth and allocating suitable sites for the production of green hydrogen with the aim of enhancing foreign investment and localising these technologies.

His Majesty the Sultan also gave directives to conduct necessary studies, create a new directorate for clean energy and hydrogen power at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and to establish a company for the development of this lucrative sector.It will help to develop the policy and legal framework, and more detailed regulations, which are essential to support the growth of green hydrogen in Oman.

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