Linde and UAE strike sustainability agreement for green hydrogen

Linde has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates in order to identify and develop projects that will contribute to MOEI’s Energy Strategy 2050 and the UAE Net Zero Initiative for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

According to the firm, the combined initiatives will focus on four primary areas: hydrogen mobility, carbon capture and storage, green hydrogen generation via electrolysis, and hydrogen blending with natural gas.

According to H.E. Sharif Al Olama, UAE Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, “The UAE recognizes Clean Energy as the key pillar of sustainability and a national priority.” “In accordance with our Net-Zero goals and the UAE Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, the United Arab Emirates intends to expedite the adoption of the most cutting-edge solutions to combat climate change and accelerate the energy transition. Partnerships with the private sector are crucial to achieving this goal.”

Juergen Nowicki, executive vice president of Linde plc and chief executive officer of Linde Engineering, stated, “Linde has a long-standing presence in the UAE, and we are dedicated to supporting the country’s ambitious decarbonization goals.”

“By leveraging our local and global capabilities across the entire hydrogen and CCS value chains, we will be able to serve industry and mobility customers as they transition to clean energy, while maintaining the safety, reliability, and efficiency standards for which our customers hold us in high regard,” he added.

Linde asserts that it covers the full hydrogen value chain and assists its clients and industries in navigating the complexity of the transition to a zero-carbon economy, with green hydrogen at the core of its energy strategy.