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Construction of what will be known as the “first” high-speed hydrogen refueling station in the Middle East has commenced at Adnoc.
According to a statement released by Adnoc on Tuesday, the station will produce clean hydrogen from water using an electrolyzer powered by clean grid electricity. The station is being constructed in Masdar City by the state-owned energy business.
In addition, Adnoc has formed a collaboration with the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota and Al-Futtaim Motors to test the refueling station with a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles that are environmentally friendly.
“The need to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change is clear and urgent,” said Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and President-designate of the COP28 Conference of the Parties.
“Adnoc is placing sustainability and decarbonisation at the heart of its strategy and, while we decarbonise our operations today, we are making robust investments to be a supplier of choice for the clean energies of tomorrow,” said Dr. Al Jaber, who is also Adnoc managing director and group chief executive. “While we decarbonise our operations today, we are making robust investments to be a supplier of choice for the clean energies of tomorrow,” added Dr. Al Jaber.
Baker Hughes and Adnoc have formed a partnership to advance the development of hydrogen technologies. The story of new hydrogen markets is a collaborative effort between Adnoc and Thyssenkrupp.
“Hydrogen will be a critical fuel for the energy transition, helping to decarbonize economies at scale, and it is a natural extension of our core business,” said one of the company’s executives.
As we move on with the development of the United Arab Emirates’ hydrogen infrastructure, “through this pilot program, we will gather important data on how hydrogen transportation technology performs,”
After it is finished being constructed later this year, Adnoc Distribution, the most significant fuel and convenience retailer in the UAE, will operate the station.
Adnoc has stated that a second station in Dubai Golf City will have a traditional hydrogen fueling system installed, but the company has yet to provide any other information.
It is anticipated that hydrogen will become an essential fuel as economies and industries shift to a future with lower levels of carbon emissions. Hydrogen can be created from both renewable energy and natural gas.
It can be found in various colors and shades, including blue, green, and gray. The electrolysis of water molecules creates green hydrogen, while blue and grey hydrogen are derived from natural gas. Natural gas is the source of green hydrogen production.
Adnoc has allotted $15 billion to be invested in various initiatives by 2030, which will assist the company in accelerating its goal for low-carbon growth.
This includes using clean electricity, carbon capture and storage, increased electrification of operations, improved energy efficiency, and additional steps to build on the company’s policy of not routinely flaring off the gas.
The company plans to take advantage of the geological qualities of the UAE to capture and store carbon dioxide using the newly developed technology.
As part of its plan to achieve net-zero emissions by the year 2050, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making significant investments in projects related to sustainable energy. It has announced several initiatives along these lines.