TotalEnergies, Masdar, and Siemens Energy have signed a collaboration agreement to develop a green hydrogen demonstrator project in the UAE.
The parties aim to establish a demonstrator plant at Masdar City for green hydrogen production to convert CO2 into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Masdar previously announced its collaboration with the 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.
The partners have conducted various initiatives and studies 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.
Francois Good, Senior VP at TotalEnergies, said, “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.”
Dietmar Siersdorfer, MD at Siemens Energy, added, “With deep expertise in electrolysers and plant integration, we understand that collaboration is vital to success.”
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, commented, “The demonstrator plant will help establish the commercial viability of green hydrogen as an essential decarbonised fuel of the future and support Abu Dhabi’s development as a green hydrogen hub.”