250 thousand dirhams, the price of the Japanese hydrogen car is currently

"Hydrogen"...the future fuel for aircraft and cars in the UAE

  • Officials' statements came on the sidelines of the launch of the World Future Energy Summit.

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  • Eli Rizk: "The world is moving strongly towards green hydrogen, because of its great advantages on the environment."

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Officials and experts participating in the World Future Energy Summit said that the UAE is preparing to use “hydrogen” as a clean fuel for aircraft and cars in the future, as work is currently underway on a number of huge projects that pave the way for this, as part of the carbon neutrality 2050 initiative announced by the state.

They explained that creating an infrastructure for the use of hydrogen fuel would not take long, given the UAE's extensive network of lines used for natural gas, which could be rehabilitated to be shared by hydrogen fuel.

They pointed out to "Emirates Today" that major international companies are seeking to cooperate with the Emirates in this.

hydrogen project

Fawaz Al Muharrami, Acting Executive Director of the Clean Energy Department at Masdar, said that Masdar is working on several projects to develop renewable energy uses, including serious investments in the field of green hydrogen, where work is underway with several parties internally or externally.

In statements on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, he added that Masdar is also working on developing advanced technologies that would raise the company's opportunities in large projects, especially in Saudi Arabia.

He revealed that Masdar is currently working on a hydrogen project worth more than $100 million, in cooperation with several companies such as Siemens and Total, in addition to the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy and Etihad Airways, to produce low-carbon jet fuel. experimental stages.

He stressed that there are other upcoming stages related to the production of hydrogen as a fuel for cars within this project, but the priority is now to produce hydrogen for aircraft, given the high global demand for it.

He indicated that the design phases of the project will end during the current year, and construction will begin at the end of the year as well.

green hydrogen

In turn, Mitsubishi Energy Business Development Manager in the Middle East and North Africa, Elie Rizk, said that the world is moving strongly towards green hydrogen, because of its great advantages on the environment, represented in zero emissions from it.

He added that part of the infrastructure of the gas network in the UAE can be modified and rehabilitated to use hydrogen, which means that this transformation will not take long, which paves the way for it to be used as fuel for cars and aircraft in the near future.

He stressed that major international companies are seeking to cooperate with the UAE in this, given the country's aspirations to become a regional center for hydrogen energy.

Japanese car

In the same context, a spokesman from the Japanese pavilion, who preferred not to be named, said that 15 companies from Japan are participating in the World Future Energy Summit, the most important of which is Toyota, which is displaying a hydrogen-powered and zero-carbon car for the first time at the summit.

He added that a number of official authorities in the country expressed their interest in the car, but what is awaited is the preparation and establishment of stations that supply hydrogen fuel, which will enable companies to enter the market forcefully, and allow the public to buy.

He pointed out that the current price of a car that runs entirely on hydrogen in Japan is about 250 thousand dirhams.

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