TotalEnergies joins Masdar and Siemens Energy initiative to accelerate green hydrogen development and sustainable aviation fuel production

  • TotalEnergies, Masdar and Siemens Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop a green hydrogen project during the “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022”.

  • As part of this project, a pilot plant will be built in Masdar City to produce green hydrogen and convert CO2 in sustainable aviation fuel.

ABU DHABI, UAE, January 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, today welcomes TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) as experts in the energy sector in its initiative focused on green hydrogen for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)- Production.

Masdar, Siemens Energy and TotalEnergies have today on the edge of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022 » to jointly develop a pilot project in Masdar City, the new and green city of the emirate.

François Good, Director of Refining and Petrochemicals for Africa, Middle East and Asia at TotalEnergiescalled : “We are excited to partner with Masdar and Siemens Energy to jointly address the challenge of decarbonizing aviation by developing sustainable fuel from green hydrogen. TotalEnergies will bring to this project all of its know-how related to renewable energy, the production of SAF and the commercialization of sustainable fuels to directly impact the carbon intensity of the energy products consumed by its customers. This project is fully in line with our strategy of transforming into a multi-energy company with the aim of working with society to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. »

Dietmar Siersdorfer, Director Middle East and United Arab Emirates at Siemens Energy, called : “Green hydrogen is playing a critical role in decarbonizing many industries, and the aviation sector is a great application. Our expertise in electrolysers and integrated plants has shown us that collaboration is the key to success. We are delighted that a partner as experienced and strong as TotalEnergies is bringing their expertise to accelerate this historic project. »

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdarcalled : “Today’s signing and the participation of TotalEnergies as co-developer is a big step forward for this exciting project. The pilot plant will help demonstrate the commercial viability of green hydrogen as an important low-carbon fuel of the future and will Developing Abu Dhabi as a hub for this new energy. Although the hydrogen market is still at a relatively early stage, we strongly believe that by working with international partners on projects like this, we can help realize its full potential and really take off over the next few years. »

Announced by Masdar on the margins of the previous edition in 2021, this collaboration to develop a pilot project brings together the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Energy, airlines Etihad Airways and Lufthansa, Khalifa University, Siemens Energy and Marubeni. By joining this project, TotalEnergies will mobilize all its know-how in the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to then supply it to partner airlines.

Since January 2021, project partners have evaluated multiple technologies and conducted feasibility and design studies while working closely with regulators on compliance issues. The project will enter the engineering study phase (FEED) this year.

The partners believe that by mobilizing their various fields of expertise and expertise in the energy sector, as well as their presence in local and international markets, this project will pave the way for the commercial production of SAF, helping to reduce production costs and make it commercially viable.

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About Masdar
Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based company, promotes the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and green technologies to meet the environmental challenges of today’s world. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, a strategic investment company of the Abu Dhabi government, its mission is to help the UAE maintain its international leadership in the energy sector, while supporting the diversification of its economy and energy sources for the future generations. Masdar operates in more than 30 countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Egypt, Spain, the United States, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom and Serbia.

About SiemensEnergy
Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. It works with its customers and partners on the energy systems of the future and thus supports the transition to a more sustainable world. With its range of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain, from generation to energy transport to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technologies, the product range consists of conventional and renewable energy technologies such as gas and steam turbines, hydrogen-powered hybrid power plants as well as power generators and transformers. More than 50% of the product range is already decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy the world market leader for renewable energies. It is estimated that one sixth of the electricity generated worldwide relies on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people in more than 90 countries worldwide and generated sales of around 27.5 billion euros in the 2020 fiscal year. www.siemens-energy.com

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