DOE’s Office of International Affairs partnered with Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEM) to convene a U.S.-Oman Technical Workshop on Geologic Hydrogen on September 24 in Muscat, Oman. With speakers on both sides from government, the private sector, and academic, the purpose of the workshop was to share information and ideas about geologic hydrogen and facilitate new policymaking, commercial, and academic partnerships between our two countries on this topic. Additionally, workshop participants witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between MEM and Eden, a DOE/ARPA-E awardee, regarding the exploration and production of geologic hydrogen in Oman.
Oman’s unique geology is an exciting test bed for experiments that will help prove—or disprove—the potential for commercially producing geologic hydrogen at scale. Perhaps one day we’ll look back on this workshop—the first bilateral engagement on geologic hydrogen ever held anywhere—as an important step developing an entirely new clean energy source.
Official news published at https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-convenes-first-ever-bilateral-engagement-geologic-hydrogen