Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance boosts Emirate’s position as global exporter; UAE Energy Minister

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Trainee Reporter
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UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei has stated that the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance contributes strongly to strengthening the position of the UAE in general, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular as a reliable global exporter of hydrogen.

This statement was made during the occasion of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure joining the ‘Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance‘, founded earlier this year by Mubadala Investment Company, ADNOC, and ADQ Holding Company.

Through entering the alliance, the Ministry is intended to extend the bridge of international and national dialogue about Hydrogen.

The ultimate goal of the alliance is to establish Abu Dhabi’s position as a reliable exporter of green hydrogen, which is produced by employing clean energy technology, and the blue hydrogen that is produced through natural gas, to international markets, in addition to joining efforts to build a solid hydrogen economy in UAE.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei
Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei
Minister of Energy & Infrastructure
UAE

“The future tendency of the UAE is based on the exploitation of hydrogen sources for energy, meeting the growing demand for it, and ensuring reliable, affordable and low-carbon energy; and that the Ministry has been following the hydrogen dialogue since 2017, as an observer of the international platforms such as the Hydrogen Council and the International Partnership of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (IPHE); and participating also in the exchange of knowledge through bilateral partnerships with advanced countries as well as with national stakeholders, which affirms the Ministry’s endeavor to formulate a long-term energy strategy, in which hydrogen has a major role in its various axes.”

“The UAE has been a traditional producer of hydrogen and has a great experience in this field. The Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance is gaining great importance at this particular time, and the inclusion of the private sector, research and development, and government entities in the alliance is an advanced step in circulating the use of hydrogen as a source of clean energy,” he added.

The minister further noted that the UAE has the requisite natural resources, technical capabilities, and political stability needed to become a major player in the global supply chain of hydrogen.

“The National Energy Strategy 2050 is a major supporter of the UAE’s tendency to produce clean hydrogen, in light of the targets to reach 50 percent of clean energy by 2050; and that the UAE has taken various strategies and projects at the national, regional and international levels to face the challenges of climate change, as it realized early the seriousness of the economic, social and environmental consequences of these changes,” concluded Mr. Al Mazrouei.

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