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H2GO: ADNOC Pioneers Green Hydrogen Refueling in the Region

Under the legal guidance of Chief Legal Officer Marwan Naim Nijmeh (pictured), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has inaugurated the region’s inaugural high-speed green hydrogen pilot refueling station, named “H2GO,” situated in Masdar City. The station, operated by ADNOC Distribution on land provided by Masdar City, is set to test a fleet of zero-emission hydrogen-powered vehicles. The groundbreaking facility will produce green hydrogen through an electrolyser powered by clean grid electricity, aligning with the UAE’s National Hydrogen Strategy. 

Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director of Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are pleased to launch this unique high-speed green hydrogen refueling station which supports the UAE’s National Hydrogen Strategy.” Emphasizing ADNOC’s commitment to innovative technologies and low-carbon solutions, Al Kaabi highlighted the collaborative efforts that can accelerate decarbonization and contribute to a responsible energy transition. 

The hydrogen dispensed at the pilot station will receive the “green” certification from solar sources through the International REC Standard. This internationally recognized certification organization underscores the commitment to sustainability. The pilot initiative aims to collect essential data to assess the long-term viability of hydrogen vehicles in the UAE. 

Supported by the Integrated Transport Center in Abu Dhabi, Linde, a global industrial gases and engineering company, provided the high-speed refueler for the pilot. A fleet of hydrogen vehicles, contributed by Toyota, Al Futtaim Motors, and BMW, will undergo testing by taxi companies, including Tawasul. 

Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, emphasized the company’s dedication to sustainable mobility solutions and supporting the energy transition. The H2GO station, he said, showcases their commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to deliver low-carbon solutions to customers. 

Hydrogen, recognized as an energy carrier with zero carbon dioxide emissions during use, plays a vital role in mitigating climate impact. The station’s electrolyser, powered by clean-grid electricity, aligns with ADNOC Distribution’s commitment to green mobility. The H2GO station follows the E2GO initiative, reinforcing ADNOC’s position in advancing electric vehicle infrastructure in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE. 

Abdulla Balalaa, Chairman of Masdar City, welcomed the collaboration with ADNOC, underlining Masdar City’s commitment to sustainable transportation. With transportation contributing to a significant portion of global carbon output, Balalaa expressed excitement about continuing to support carbon-free transportation in the UAE. 

ADNOC has earmarked an initial $15 billion (AED55 billion) to drive lower-carbon solutions and develop decarbonization technologies. This financial commitment aims to reduce carbon intensity by 25% by 2030, aligning with ADNOC’s Net Zero by 2045 ambition. The H2GO station represents a crucial step toward realizing these environmental goals. H2GO: ADNOC Pioneers Green Hydrogen Refueling in the Region