‘UAE to commission first green hydrogen plant’

18 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

DUBAI: The UAE is commissioning its first green hydrogen plant that will provide clean fuel to power transportation during Expo 2020 Dubai, the country’s energy and infrastructure minister said on Monday.

The hydrogen plant will supply the fuel to “certain buses [and] cars that will be used during Expo”, Suhail Al Mazrouei told reporters during a press conference announcing the launch of World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi, report agencies.

Dubai, in collaboration with Germany’s Siemens Energy company, is developing a solar-powered electrolyser to produce hydrogen for fuel cells at Expo 2020 Dubai, which was delayed until this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UAE, Opec’s third-largest oil producer is aiming to tap into the potential of hydrogen by becoming an exporter. The county formed an alliance involving three of its state-backed entities – Mubadala, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and holding company ADQ – to produce green and blue hydrogen.