Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that it has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) and joint study agreements (JSA) with German companies to boost and deepen collaboration on clean hydrogen projects.
These transactions were signed during the visit of Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, to the UAE in order to examine opportunities for supplying energy to Germany.
The MoU was signed between ADNPC, HHLA, and AD Ports Group to collaborate on implementing Hamburg’s ambition to become a hydrogen import hub in Germany. One of the agreements was signed between ADNOC, Hydrogenious, JERA, and Uniper to find potentials of hydrogen transportation between UAW and Germany using Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology.
This is besides a number of separate agreements that were inked between ADNOC and German companies including Aurubis, RWE, GETEC, and STEAG to explore opportunities for collaboration in low-carbon and renewable hydrogen derivatives, including the execution of the first low-carbon (“blue”) ammonia demonstration cargos, produced by Fertiglobe to be used in different applications in Germany.
ADNOC seeks to expand its footprint in the fast-growing clean hydrogen export markets of Asia, such as Japan and South Korea. The signing of these agreements will further accelerate the delivery of the UAE’s Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap.