UAE, Russia to advance hydrogen fuel technology

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The UAE and Russia have agreed to join hands and collaborate on developing hydrogen fuel technology.

The main focus will lie on the design and production of equipment for liquefaction, storage and transportation of hydrogen, as well as in the development of international and harmonisation of national standards in this area.

An agreement was signed between the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade to take this forward.

The UAE has made significant developments in its hydrogen production, reaching approximately 300,000 tonnes annually through ADNOC’s downstream facilities.

"The MoU aligns with the strategic vision of our leadership – to build new and reinforce existing international collaborations in support of sustainable development," said Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology.

It will encourage bilateral investment in hydrogen energy and the establishment of a private-sector network across both countries that will promote joint developments and the exchange of data and analysis.

It also strengthens trade and economic relations between the UAE and the Russian Federation and complements the agreement signed for science, technology, and civil industries in 2017.

Furthermore, Mubadala, ADNOC, and ADQ established the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance to develop a roadmap to accelerate the UAE’s adoption and use of hydrogen in major sectors.

These efforts are in line with the common objective to develop sustainable and reduced or emission-free energy sources, as well as achieve a carbon-neutral industrial sector while ensuring its continued growth.

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