ADNOC, Baker Hughes to create hydrogen tech partnership
Source: ARENA (arena.gov.au)
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is teaming up with US energy technology firm Baker Hughes (BKR:NYSE) to develop and commercialise new technology solutions used for the production of green and low-carbon hydrogen, as well as graphene.
The two companies have signed a collaboration agreement under which ADNOC will take advantage of Baker Hughes’ hydrogen expertise and portfolio with a focus on exploring the application of three emerging technologies that the US firm has invested in, a statement said last week.
The agreed partnership envisages the testing of a next-generation Nemesys electrolyser at the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADIRC) in Abu Dhabi. At the same time, Levidian’s methane plasma technology will be used for the capture of carbon in the form of high-quality graphene and hydrogen at ADNOC Gas’ facilities. Additionally, the parties will also test Ekona Power’s growth-stage methane pyrolysis technology to produce low-carbon hydrogen.
The partnership with Baker Hughes aligns with ADNOC’s USD-15-billion (EUR 13.8bn) commitment towards decarbonisation projects by 2030. It follows the two companies’ strategic technology collaboration agreement signed in November to explore opportunities for research and development around technologies that can support the UAE’s sustainable energy future.