ADNOC, Baker Hughes Collaborate on Hydrogen Technology

The agreement seeks to accelerate the deployment of new technology to produce green and low-carbon hydrogen and graphene.

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ADNOC and Baker Hughes announced an agreement to accelerate the development and commercialization of technology for green and low-carbon hydrogen, as well as graphene.

The agreement, which follows a collaboration agreement signed between the two companies in November 2022, will see ADNOC collaborate with Baker Hughes to study and pilot the deployment of technology from Baker Hughes’ hydrogen portfolio. These include decarbonization technologies Baker Hughes has invested in across the graphene, methane pyrolysis, and next-generation electrolysis spaces.

The agreement was signed at the UAE Climate Tech Conference in Abu Dhabi. The collaboration builds on ADNOC’s $15 billion commitment toward decarbonization projects by 2030.

“The unique properties of graphene make it a promising agent to help decarbonize a variety of hard-to-abate sectors, while hydrogen can serve to accelerate decarbonization as it does not generate any carbon emissions at point of use,” said Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC’s executive director for low-carbon solutions.

The collaboration will include exploring the application of the following three emerging technologies that Baker Hughes has invested in:

  • Piloting next-generation electrolyzer technology from Nemesys to explore the possibility of installing and operating an electrolyzer at the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center in Abu Dhabi.
  • Field testing methane plasma technology from Levidian to capture carbon in the form of high-quality graphene and hydrogen in ADNOC Gas’ facilities. The graphene produced will be tested for industrial use cases by researchers at Khalifa University.
  • Testing the use of Ekona Power’s growth stage methane pyrolysis technology to produce low-greenhouse-gas-intensity hydrogen.

“Collaboration is crucial to supporting and accelerating the growth of low-carbon energy sources,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, Baker Hughes chairman and CEO. “We are proud to support ADNOC on its continuing journey to deploy new climate technology solutions that can advance the global energy transition.”