Middle East

H2 to play Key Role In The Gulf’s Energy Transition

With hydrocarbon-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning towards multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally sustainable solution. Along with renewable sources like solar and wind, hydrogen is seen as a potential low-carbon or zero-carbon fuel that is key to …

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Middle East Oil Producers Make Pivot Towards Renewables

Weaning the world off hydrocarbons to fight climate change is this generation’s biggest challenge. It is a challenge that has pushed major OECD members to adopt far-reaching strategies, such as the EU Green Deal or the UK’s future ban on new gasoline-powered cars. Yet demand for oil and gas continues …

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Egypt, Japan’s Toyota Tshusho explore Blue Hydrogen

Egypt’s state-owned Egas and Japanese trading firm Toyota Tshusho have agreed to begin exploring opportunities in blue ammonia production. The companies, together with Egyptian Petrochemical Holding (EPH), will carry out feasibility studies for projects using Japanese carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies, according to Egypt’s ministry of petroleum. Securing …

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Cairo -Two Companies team up in Egypt

News on the development of green hydrogen in Egypt. Two private companies have decided to work together on a pilot project to produce this alternative energy. The company is Man Energy Solutions, which specialises in the production of diesel engines and heavy-duty turbo machinery. The Augsburg (Germany) based company will …

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Oman Sets Up Hydrogen Alliance To Develop Clean Fuel Industry

DUBAI – Oman has established a national hydrogen alliance to develop an industry for the production, transport and use of the fuel that Gulf states have been increasingly looking to as a business to meet the worldwide demand for clean fuels. Oman’s alliance consists of 13 institutions from the public …

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PowerTap – Over 100 Hydrogen stations in Middle East

Plans are part of PowerTap’s recent partnership with Viridian Hydrogen UAE to help establish a hydrogen ecosystem in the UAE and throughout the Middle East.   Last update: August 4, 2021 © H2 MOBILITY US hydrogen specialist PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. expects to deploy a minimum of 100 hydrogen fueling stations …

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Germany Utility Giant Uniper – Major Oman H2 Plan

German utility Uniper has joined Belgian contractor DEME Concessions and the Alternative Energy unit of Oman’s national oil company OQ in an ambitious plan to produce huge volumes of green hydrogen and ammonia from wind and solar plants in the Arab Sultanate. Uniper, which is owned by Finnish utility Fortum, …

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Abu Dhabi – Exploring Large-Scale Hydrogen Project

Abu Dhabi has initiated discussions on the development of an industrial-scale green hydrogen to ammonia export project. Partners in the project and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and Abu Dhabi Ports will explore the development a green ammonia production, storage, bunkering and export facility at the Khalifa Industrial …

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UAE Seeks Investors to Build H2 Export Facilities

The market for hydrogen is tiny now but could be worth as much as $700bn annually by 2050, according to Bloomberg. State-owned oil firms in the Gulf want to turn their expertise in exporting liquid fuel into shipping hydrogen or ammonia to customers worldwide for electricity, transport and industrial use [File: Sean …

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