An online awareness session was organized by the Moroccan Association of Exporters (ASMEX), on industrial decarbonation and clean energy. And it is Philippe Miquel, President of Engie Services Morocco and President of the Clean Energy Commission of ASMEX who moderated this session.
The objective of this meeting was to answer three essential questions posed by Moroccan exporters, namely, what does decarbonization represent for an industrialist? Why does he need to decarbonize his industry and how to get there?
Quoted by ASMEX in a press release at the end of this session, Philippe Miquel immediately underlined during his speech the importance of decarbonization for all companies exporting to Europe, a market which alone represents more than 60% of trade between Morocco and foreign countries.
” Certainly several points still need to be clarified regarding the implementation of the carbon tax at borders, but it is very important to have an overview on decarbonization, its challenges for companies exporting to Europe, and to know what is changing. really for manufacturers who will be able to see completely new opportunities open to them », He raised.
Indeed, beyond the protection of the environment, the expert believes that decarbonising today guarantees the companies concerned the profitability of their industry and its sustainability, and this by engaging in international dynamics in favor of the climate. .
According to the Chairman of the ASMEX Clean Energies Commission, the best way for manufacturers to comply and be ready at the right time is to activate five important levers. First, it is a question of supporting the transition towards the abandonment of the use of fossil fuels in favor of sources of energy and raw materials with low carbon emission and increasing energy efficiency and accelerating the contracts of energetic performance.
It also involves facilitating the development and supply of low-carbon electricity (amendment to law 13-09), developing a green gas industry (H2, methanol, ammonia, etc.) and finally developing capacities for capture and recovery of CO2, recommends Philippe Miquel.
At the end of this awareness session, the chairman of the ASMEX Clean Energies Commission affirmed that Morocco offered a favorable context for manufacturers to make this transition a success, recalling that the key to success lay in the level of commitment and awareness of manufacturers and exporters who will have a lot to gain after the implementation of this tax from 2023.
ASMEX thus recalls that the Kingdom is clearly part of a strategic desire to move towards a green economy and follow the path of energy efficiency. To this end, support and certification programs are being set up (certification with Imanor, Tatwir program to support SMEs wishing to move towards decarbonization, etc.) indicates the association in its press release.
To support this dynamic and allow exporters to see more clearly and benefit from concrete solutions, ASMEX indicates that it has signed partnerships with Engie Services Maroc and with Bureau Veritas at the start of the year. For the financial support of exporters, ASMEX specifies that it promotes their access to the Green Value Chain of the EBRD.