TotalEnergies, Masdar and Siemens Energy join forces to drive green hydrogen development
The companies sign a collaboration agreement in the UAE to act as co-developers for green hydrogen production in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi's flagship sustainable urban development.
During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022, TotalEnergies, Masdar and Siemens Energy all signed a collaboration agreement to act as co-developers on green hydrogen project.The project aims to establish a demonstrator plant at Masdar City for green hydrogen production to convert carbon dioxide into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Francois Good, Senior Vice President, Refining and Petrochemicals Africa Middle East and Asia at TotalEnergies, said: "We are very pleased to partner with Masdar and Siemens Energy to meet the challenge of decarbonizing air transport through sustainable aviation fuel from green hydrogen."
"In this project, TotalEnergies brings its expertise in renewables energy as well as SAF manufacturing and marketing advanced sustainable fuel production with the aim of acting directly on the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our customers."
"This is in-line with our strategy of building a multi-energy company with the ambition to get to net zero by 2050 together with society."
Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director Middle East and UAE, Siemens Energy, said: "Green hydrogen has a vital role to play in the decarbonization of many industries, with the aviation sector presenting an excellent opportunity."
"With deep expertise in electrolyzers and plant integration we understand that collaboration is vital to success. We're excited to have a longstanding and strong partner such as TotalEnergies bring its expertise to help accelerate this landmark project."
Masdar previously announced it was collaborating with Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa Group, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Siemens Energy, and Marubeni Corporation on the demonstrator plant initiative, and TotalEnergies has now also joined the project.
Since January 2021, the partners in the initiative have completed a range of evaluations on technology suppliers, feasibility studies and conceptual designs, while working closely with regulators on compliance issues.
The aim is to proceed to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage later this year.
The co-developers believe that the demonstrator project can pave the way to commercial production of SAF, helping to reduce production costs and making it commercially viable.