The UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has stated that the UAE has joined the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE).
IPHE is international governmental cooperation that simplifies and accelerates the transition to clean and efficient energy and transportation systems by utilizing hydrogen and fuel cell technology in a variety of applications and industries.
The UAE’s interest in supporting the organization and contributing to the sector’s local, regional, and worldwide growth was highlighted by Sharif Al Olama, under-secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, who signed the agreement with IPHE.
He noted that joining the global movement seeks to help the country’s long-term energy and hydrogen policy as well as attract international investment.
The alliance will also provide access to a worldwide hydrogen knowledge library and promote collaboration with relevant efforts and organizations.
“The UAE is aware that the transition to clean energy, particularly hydrogen, which is seen as the future of global energy systems and the wider economy, will aid in meeting future energy needs, mitigating climate change risks, improving energy system efficiency, and protecting natural resources and the environment,” Al Olama said.
“We are working hard to enhance the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 in order to achieve our goal of being one of the world’s top hydrogen energy countries.” “We just announced the Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, which is a comprehensive national strategy to promote domestic, low-carbon sectors, contribute to the country’s net-zero aim, and establish the country as a competitive hydrogen exporter,” he said.
The United Arab Emirates has become the first country in the Middle East to join the IPHE, according to Noe van Holst, president of IPHE. “We look forward to collaborating to boost the global use of hydrogen as a reliable source of energy,” he added.