The United Arab Emirates and Germany have struck an agreement to create a cooperative task force to promote green hydrogen generation and assist initiatives in the region.
According to the German Ministry of Energy, the task force will focus on finding green hydrogen and artificial fuel initiatives that can be developed collaboratively, as well as significant obstacles to be addressed, such as hydrogen transportation and its potential uses. The action team will also provide proposals for overcoming green hydrogen regulatory gaps in the two nations and the EU.
“The UAE offers Solar energy at a low cost, while Germany has the ability to import renewable, carbon-free energy.” The UAE’s efforts to achieve economic diversification will be aided by German firms’ innovative technology, according to Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, the Arab country’s minister of energy.
In the UAE, companies from both nations have completed a green hydrogen project and are working on more projects. In May, the state-owned Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Expo 2020 Dubai, and Germany’s Siemens Energy AG opened the Middle East and North Africa’s first prototype plant for the manufacture of hydrogen from solar electricity. The hydrogen factory, which is located in the DEWA Research and Development Centre in Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar Park, uses solar power during the day to make hydrogen, which is then transformed into electricity at night.