Energy-efficiency | Renewable-energy | Tunisia

Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia

This challenge is in phase: Sustainable Business

How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?

Currently, Tunisia is heavily dependent on importing energy supplies (almost exclusively fossil fuels) from abroad, with a share of up to 60% of the total energy consumption. Increasing energy efficiency could thereby decrease energy demand and consequently reduce dependency on importing fossil fuels from abroad.




Tunisia has set itself the goal of covering around a third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. In the new strategy, Tunisia committed itself to reduce energy intensity by 30% in addition to producing 35% of their electricity supply from renewable energies. Lastly, the topic of "green hydrogen" is increasingly becoming the focus of public discussion.

Considering these circumstances, the lab of tomorrow in Tunisia aims to create innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency and decentralized generation of renewable energies. These new business models, which are developed in a collaborative way between Tunisian and European companies, try to address the challenge of increasing energy efficiency e.g., in the sector of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), building insulation, the automotive industry, tourism, or the reusage of residual heat in industrial zones. These new business models can help in reducing the overall energy dependency of Tunisia, while simultaneously creating new and sustainable business opportunities for Tunisian and European companies. Lastly, the lab of tomorrow contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Business Opportunities


Ideate Solutions

During the ideation sprint in Tunis, the teams developed 7 innovative business ideas.
Ideas developed
Proven Business Models


Incubate business

7 ventures successfully entered the Incubation Phase.


Sustainable Business

Hydrogen Valley Tunisia

To contribute to a transition to renewable energy in Tunisia, Hydrogen Valley Tunisia proposes the substitution of imported ammonia by regionally produced green ammonia. The envisioned plant will utilize wind and solar energy to create 50 tons of green ammonia per day, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions by up to 50.000 tons each year. 


Water2hydrogen valorises wastewater by providing ultra-pure water as secure and steady supply for huge hydrogen generation companies and projects and by proving clean water and organic fertilizer for agriculture. 

EnergiWave G6

EnergiWave brings together all Tunisian energy efficiency stakeholders in a web-based platform offering e-learning, training and education for students and PhD researchers, job offers and certification programs for employers, as well as resources and connections for investors.

Hub Hotels Energy

This customer centric energy management solution based on advanced investment decision making tools will enable an optimised energy usage in hotels in Tunisia. 


EnergeIA is the digital consultant for industrial energy efficiency. Leveraging data, this digital tool standardizes the energy consulting process and thus raises the quality of the consultations and makes it more efficient and affordable. 

More information

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