In a joint press release, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Baker Hughes announced their plans to collaborate on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions for green and low-carbon hydrogen in addition to graphene.
ADNOC will work with Baker Hughes as a strategic partner to explore and evaluate the implementation of innovative solutions from Baker Hughes’ hydrogen portfolio under the terms of the agreement, which builds on a strategic technological collaboration agreement the two companies inked in November 2022.
Graphene, methane pyrolysis, and next-generation electrolysis are just a few examples of the latest decarbonization technologies in which Baker Hughes has invested.
The agreement was signed during the UAE CLIMATE TECH conference in Abu Dhabi, where over a thousand of the world’s top policymakers, inventors, and industrial leaders gathered to work toward innovative solutions for decarbonization.
The collaboration expands on ADNOC’s $15 billion pledge for initiatives that would reduce carbon emissions by 2030.
According to Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director, Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth Directorate, “The unique properties of graphene make it a promising agent to help decarbonize a variety of hard-to-abate sectors while hydrogen can serve to accelerate decarbonization as it does not generate any carbon emissions at the point of use. Across ADNOC, we are proactively pursuing a strategy to accelerate the production and deployment of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen. We look forward to working in partnership with Baker Hughes, and its venture companies, as part of our continuing journey to transform, decarbonize, and future-proof the way we provide energy to the world.”
According to the agreement, Baker Hughes will help ADNOC test and develop solutions to manufacture low-cost green hydrogen and graphene at scale, assisting in the decarbonization of operations. Baker Hughes has a large portfolio and a wealth of experience in the field of hydrogen.
As part of the collaboration, three emerging technologies in which Baker Hughes has invested will be explored for potential use cases.
1) Piloting next-generation electrolyzer technology from Nemesys, to explore the possibility of installing and operating an electrolyzer at the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADIRC) in Abu Dhabi, building on the center’s growing portfolio of technology development capabilities.
2)FieldtestingmethaneplasmatechnologyfromLevidiantocapturecarbonintheformofhigh quality graphene and hydrogen in ADNOC Gas facilities. The graphene produced will be tested for industrial use cases by researchers at Khalifa University (RIC-2D).
3) Testing the use of Ekona Power’s growth stage methane pyrolysis technology to produce low-Green House Gases (GHG) intensity hydrogen.
Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, said, “We are proud to support ADNOC on its continuing journey to deploy new climate technology solutions that can advance the global energy transition,”
Supporting and accelerating the expansion of low-carbon energy sources requires collaboration.
This agreement serves as yet another example of Baker Hughes’ strategy and dedication to reforming the energy sector in order to achieve the goals related to combating global climate change.
ADNOC and Baker Hughes have worked together strategically for a long time, delivering cutting-edge technologies and solutions all along the energy value chain.
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