More countries are increasing their investments in renewable energy and hydrogen. One of these is Saudi Arabia, a country characterized by revenues from fossil energy, which is now implementing a $ 5 billion investment in renewable energy and green hydrogen production .
At the border with Egypt and Jordan, the city of Neom, which has been described as a future futuristic megacity, will be built. A plant of four gigawatts is now being planned here in order to produce hydrogen from wind and solar energy. The plans for Neom have been to be a center for renewable energy and hydrogen and, among other things, it is planned for the production of 650 tonnes of green hydrogen per day. This is enough to run 20,000 buses on hydrogen.
The construction is carried out in cooperation between the Saudi state, a domestic company and an American gas company. Production is planned to start in 2025.