First hydrogen delivery from UAE arrives in Germany
German economy minister Robert Habeck meets UAE’s climate envoy, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. Image by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on Twitter.
The first hydrogen delivery from the United Arab Emirates to Germany as part of cooperation agreed earlier this year was officially received by economy minister Robert Habeck on Friday at the port of Hamburg.
The hydrogen was supplied by UAE's oil and gas company ADNOC and was shipped in the form of blue ammonia, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action said on Friday.
The test deliveries will help set up future supply chains for green hydrogen. The first supplied quantity will be used by copper manufacturer Aurubis AG (ETR:NDA) in Hamburg to decarbonise copper production.
The cooperation involves four partnership contracts between German and UAE-based companies as well as research cooperation for the production, storage and transportation of green hydrogen and its derivatives from the Gulf state to Germany.
The second hydrogen delivery will arrive in Hamburg at the beginning of November with others to follow later. The hydrogen from these deliveries will be used by other customers.
Additionally, Germany and the UAE have decided to provide political support to joint energy and industrial projects. An Energy Security and Industry Accelerator (ESIA) will be set up to support lighthouse projects in the areas of climate protection, decarbonisation and energy security, such as offshore wind power, solar and hydrogen initiatives.
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