Archive for the ‘Morocco’ Category

In Morocco, KFC Confirms Its Appetite For Africa

Via The Africa Report, an article on KFC’s growing presence in Morocco: With 10 new stores announced for 2023, American fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken is on schedule for its expansion efforts throughout Morocco. With a goal of 10 openings and 35 points of sale by the end of the year, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), […]

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Massive Morocco-UK Cable Gains Financial Boost From Middle East

Via Energy Live News, a report on a massive infrastructure project designed to bring solar power from Morocco to the UK: Xlinks, a UK-based startup that plans to build what is described as the world’s longest undersea cable to address the future energy requirements of the UK is allegedly close to concluding a funding round […]

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A New Copper Age Is Coming …

Via The Arab News, commentary on the prospect of a new copper age: We are entering a new copper age. As the world moves toward ambitious net zero carbon emissions targets, copper will take center stage as the key metal for our electrified future. From wind to solar to electric batteries and more, the coming […]

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Morocco Eyes Huge Hydrogen Projects For Export to Europe

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on Morocco’s ambitious hydrogen plans: Morocco is considering partnering with Gautam Adani — Asia’s richest person — on a large-scale hydrogen project amid a renewable energy push to meet demand at home and in Europe. Authorities are thinking of signing final investment decisions for “at least two competitive industrial projects” in […]

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North Africa: No Instant Cure for Europe’s Energy Woes

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on North Africa’s potential to help address Europe’s energy challenges: Several major energy projects connecting northwest Africa to Europe are being made necessary by current geopolitical realities, making this route a vital energy corridor. The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline is a unique multi-country project, while Algeria’s Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline and several other […]

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UAE’s Masdar: Africa Poised To Be Hydrogen Hub

Via Al Monitor, an article on the African continent’s potential to produce hydrogen as an energy source: Hydrogen continues to be a major topic at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka COP27.  The Emirati renewable energy company Masdar released a report today on the potential of the African continent to become a hub for the generation […]

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