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Masdar hosts second Green Hydrogen Summit

International experts, leaders from industry and government to discuss accelerating green hydrogen economy worldwide. (Image source: Masdar)

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar is set to host the second annual Green Hydrogen Summit on April 16, 2024, as part of the World Future Energy Summit, with the aim to accelerate the development of the global green hydrogen economy and support the energy transition 

Emphasising the growing potential of green hydrogen in aiding economies to achieve net-zero emissions, the Green Hydrogen Summit will gather a diverse array of stakeholders, including policymakers, industry leaders, forward-thinking investors, and pioneering entrepreneurs.

Theme: Building the Hydrogen Economy

From Dialogue to Reality, the Summit will serve as a platform for engaging leading hydrogen players worldwide in in-depth discussions on advancing the low-carbon hydrogen economy, in alignment with global efforts towards achieving net zero. Fireside chats, high-level panels, and outcome-focused working sessions will delve into the latest industry trends and developments in production, conversion, transport, storage, and utilisation, highlighting green hydrogen's pivotal role in decarbonising the global energy system.

As major economies endeavor to decarbonise their end-use sectors, participants will explore industries representing the largest demand segments for green hydrogen and delve into economies and regions spearheading the emerging green hydrogen market. Discussions during the Green Hydrogen Summit will examine how governments are fostering progress in investment and developing policy frameworks to scale up and facilitate their hydrogen economies and the global trade of green hydrogen.

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, reiterated, "Masdar is working to accelerate the journey to net zero and triple global renewable capacity as part of the historic UAE Consensus reached at COP28. Green hydrogen is key to a sustainable energy transition and a vital component of global decarbonization efforts. That’s why it is important that we continue to focus on developing the whole green hydrogen value chain, establishing clear frameworks for cooperation, sharing best practices and aligning regulations to accelerate the transition to a sustainable hydrogen economy."

Masdar’s green hydrogen business aims to be a leading global producer by 2030, supporting Abu Dhabi’s Low-Carbon Hydrogen Policy announced during COP28, following a trilateral strategic collaboration between Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, ADIO and Masdar to position the UAE as a global hydrogen leader.

Masdar is at the vanguard of making this vision a reality, developing power-to-X projects, both in the UAE and globally, that turn water and electricity into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels. Major announcements in the last 12 months demonstrate Masdar’s commitment to realising large-scale green projects for hydrogen and its derivatives.

Masdar will explore the production of e-methane in Abu Dhabi with Japanese energy companies INPEX, Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas, and has partnered with OMV on a project to produce green hydrogen for decarbonizing industrial processes. An agreement between Masdar and France’s Hy24 will provide access to a pipeline of up to €2 billion in green hydrogen co-investment and co-development opportunities, while Masdar’s partnership with Emirates Steel Arkan is set to develop an innovative green hydrogen project to decarbonise the UAE’s steel sector. Masdar and TotalEnergies also conducted the first test flight to demonstrate the potential for converting methanol to sustainable aviation fuel. And, Masdar has joined the Hydrogen Council to help advance hydrogen’s role in reaching global decarbonisation goals.

With green hydrogen poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of energy sustainability, the Green Hydrogen Summit agenda will delve into crucial aspects such as regulatory frameworks, innovation and sustainable finance to chart a course toward a sustainable energy landscape.

The Green Hydrogen Summit is scheduled to take place on April 16, 2024, during the World Future Energy Summit, Hall A at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.