Masdar City has announced that it is developing a pilot green hydrogen project in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Etihad Airways, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Siemens Energy, Marubeni, and the Lufthansa Group. The eloctrolyser used in the project will be solar-powered and will be constructed in Masdar, Abu Dhabi. The project will aim at producing green hydrogen and sustainable fuels for road transport, aviation, and shipping.
The first phase of the demonstration project will be in the megawatt range and will focus on producing green hydrogen to power cars and buses in the Masdar City area. The collaborators will also install a kerosene synthesis plant to convert green hydrogen into aviation fuel. In the second phase, the production of decarbonized fuels for the maritime sector will be explored.
Masdar City is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi and is expected to become one of the world’s most sustainable urban communities. The projects planned in the desert can offer advantages in terms of large amounts of sunshine, ample space, and low costs of setting up. The project aims to eventually clean hydrogen production and create a system for green hydrogen production through large-scale solar plants. Further, it aims to scale up production so that hydrogen can be used to power the major sectors in the United Arab Emirates.