* Earlier in November 2022, a strategic technology collaboration took place between the two companies. * The partnership will work by leveraging the expertise of Baker Hughes in hydrogen portfolio which include testing and developing low-cost green hydrogen decarbonisation technologies in the methane pyrolysis, graphene and next-generation electrolysis spaces.
ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and U.S based energy technology firm Baker Hughes, have signed a pact to accelerate the development and commercialization of technology solutions for green and low-carbon hydrogen and graphene.
Earlier in November 2022, a strategic technology collaboration took place between the two companies. The partnership will work by leveraging expertise of Baker Hughes’ in hydrogen portfolio that include testing and developing low-cost green hydrogen decarbonisation technologies in the methane pyrolysis, graphene and next-generation electrolysis spaces.
The agreement was signed during the two day (May 10-11) UAE Climate Tech conference in Abu Dhabi. The conference witnessed more than 1,000 global policymakers, innovators, and industrial leaders to promote technological solutions for decarbonisation.
It will also explore the application of three emerging technologies of Baker Hughes-the first is next-generation electrolyser technology from Nemesys, which will be tested at the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADIRC) in Abu Dhabi.Second, methane plasma technology from Levidian that will be field tested to capture carbon in the form of high-quality graphene and hydrogen in ADNOC Gas’ facilities. Third, it will test the use of Ekona Power’s growth-stage methane pyrolysis technology to produce low-greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity hydrogen.
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director, Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth Directorate, said, “The unique properties of graphene make it a promising agent to help decarbonize a variety of hard-to-abate sectors.Additionally, hydrogen can accelerate decarbonisation since it does not generate any carbon emissions at the point of use.”
He added,“ADNOC is proactively pursuing a strategy to accelerate the production and deployment of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen, and is looking forward to working with Baker Hughes as a strategic partner to transform, decarbonise, and future-proof the way energy is provided to the world.”
Lorenzo Simonelli, Baker Hughes Chairman and CEO, said, “The agreement with ADNOC is a testament to Baker Hughes’ strategy and commitment to transforming the energy industry to support global climate change goals.”
Earlier, last month, UK based Graphene Innovations Manchester company signed a $1 billion partnership deal with a UAE’s Quazar Investment Company, to spearhead an unprecedented scale-up of graphene-based technologies. This deal is expected to make a substantial impact on global CO2 emissions.
It must be noted that since its discovery in 2004, graphene has promised to become the world’s next wonder material. For the energy sector, it could unlock new possibilities for power generation, storage and infrastructure.