In the context of the Emirati-German Energy Partnership, State Secretary Andreas Feicht (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are today signing a joint declaration of intent in Dubai to establish an Emirati-German task force for hydrogen and synthetic fuels. The goal is to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of green hydrogen.
Germany aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2045. The UAE, which has recently announced its target of becoming climate neutral by 2050, is also pursuing a clear sustainability strategy. Cooperation between the two countries can make a contribution to attaining climate targets and to increasing the level of ambition even further. In view of its vast potential for renewable energy, the UAE offers excellent conditions for large-scale exports of green hydrogen.
Andreas Feicht, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, said: “The United Arab Emirates has great potential in terms of renewable energy and is therefore a very good partner for cooperation in the field of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies.”
German and Emirati companies are already working closely together on a number of hydrogen projects in the UAE. In May this year, the first green electrolyser pilot project in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region was inaugurated in Dubai by Siemens Energy and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). Further projects with a focus on green hydrogen and synthetic fuels are currently being planned.
The work of the task force to be established within the framework of the Emirati-German Energy Partnership will be supported by the Abu Dhabi-based German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) and Guidehouse. The new hydrogen task force will be managed by a high-level steering group. The focus will be on the implementation of specific projects and on the development of a shared understanding of the conditions needed for an expansion and upscaling of green hydrogen production.