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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced its membership in the Hydrogen Council, a worldwide organization dedicated to advancing hydrogen’s global position through its member companies.

Hydrogen and its carrier fuels have enormous promise as low-carbon fuels, which ADNOC and the UAE are well-positioned to exploit.

Since its inception in 2017, the Council has grown to include some of the world’s top corporations, particularly in the energy and transportation sectors. According to the organization, hydrogen is predicted to contribute for up to 18% of global energy demand by 2050, with over 30 nations having announced hydrogen roadmaps and more than 228 large-scale projects across the value chain now ongoing.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC said: “Energy demand continues to increase as global populations expand and economic development accelerates. With an energy transition taking place, this means that more energy is needed with fewer emissions. ADNOC is an early pioneer in the emerging market for hydrogen and its carrier fuels, such as blue ammonia, driving the UAE’s leadership in creating international hydrogen value chains and a local hydrogen eco-system. We are pleased to join the Hydrogen Council and look forward to working with its members and the secretariat to advance the use of hydrogen as a low carbon energy source”    

ADNOC’s competitive blue hydrogen production is supported by its abundant and low-cost hydrocarbons, existing large-scale hydrogen and ammonia production facilities, and regional leadership in large-scale carbon capture and storage. Its Al Reyadah project was the Middle East’s first commercial-scale carbon capture facility and the first commercial facility in the world to capture CO2 from the iron and steel sector.

ADNOC intends to harness its current hydrogen production capacity, infrastructure, partnerships, and massive natural gas reserves to take the lead in Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s hydrogen activities, with the goal of becoming one of the world’s lowest-cost and largest producers of blue hydrogen.

Nedim Husomanovic

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