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Revolutionary E-Fuels Production Set to Spark Job Creation for 10,000 Irish Workers!

"New Report Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Could Generate Over 10,500 Jobs in Ireland by 2050"

A new report commissioned by Hydrogen Mobility Ireland (HMI) has found that creating sustainable aviation fuels from hydrogen could create more than 10,500 jobs across Ireland by 2050. The report highlights how the development of a domestic hydrogen ecosystem can facilitate the production of e-fuels for use in aviation and shipping, adding up to €230m per annum to the Irish economy. This figure could increase to more than €2.1bn by allowing Irish businesses to tap into the global market. The report also makes key recommendations, including a sufficient supply of renewable energy to produce the required hydrogen, certainty from the Government on policy commitments to reassure private investors and funding for planned hydrogen and e-fuels projects.

Aviation and maritime provide key connectivity for Ireland, inward and outward. However, the report, launched on Monday by Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney, highlights that planning and action for the full decarbonisation of these sectors must begin now. “Ireland must now signal its own intent in this regard through concrete actions; leveraging the country’s significant wind energy capacity to facilitate the production of e-fuels, allocating sufficient funding to planned and future e-fuels projects and committing to a defined strategy to meet EU e-fuels targets,” said Jonathan Hogan, business manager at Hydrogen Mobility Ireland. “Doing so will enable the growth of a domestic hydrogen and an e-fuels ecosystem which collectively, can create thousands of jobs, decarbonise transport and other industries, and open up access to a thriving global marketplace”.

HMI includes industry members from across the transport and energy industries such as Toyota, Maxol, Energia, Gas Networks Ireland, Bord na Móna, CIE, and ESB. “Going forward, Ireland is uniquely positioned to export as both a net producer of green hydrogen and as a producer of renewable fuels derived from hydrogen,” Mr Coveney said as he launched the report at ESB headquarters in Dublin. “It is therefore imperative that Ireland’s hydrogen potential is fully realised — and the Government is taking important steps to achieve this.”

The report highlights the potential for Ireland to become a major player in the production of sustainable aviation fuels, which are seen as a key component in the fight against climate change. The aviation industry is responsible for around 2% of global carbon emissions, and the use of sustainable aviation fuels could help to reduce this figure significantly. The report also highlights the potential for Ireland to become a net exporter of green hydrogen, which is produced using renewable energy sources such as wind power. This would help to reduce the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels, while also providing a significant boost to the economy through the creation of new jobs and the development of new industries.

Overall, the report makes a compelling case for the development of a domestic hydrogen ecosystem in Ireland, which could help to create a sustainable and prosperous future for the country. With the right support from Government and industry, Ireland could become a major player in the production of sustainable aviation fuels and green hydrogen, helping to reduce carbon emissions and create thousands of new jobs in the process.

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