Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed agreements with UK energy major BP and Masdar, the UAE’s renewable energy company, to develop green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The recent move comes as the oil producer seeks to develop clean fuels in line with its energy transition strategy and strategic expansion roadmap.
As part of the agreement, ADNOC and BP will begin the design phase of the H2Teesside low-carbon hydrogen project, while Masdar and BP signed an MOU to potentially collaborate on the green hydrogen project, which will be powered by offshore wind.
ADNOC, BP, and Masdar will also explore the production of SAF in the UAE using solar-to-green hydrogen and municipal waste gasification, leveraging the capabilities of the UAE’s Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre) and Etihad Airways.
The deal which represents ADNOC’s first investment in the UK, builds upon the strategic framework agreements signed during the visit of UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the UK in 2021.