Masdar City pilots "H2GO" – region’s first high-speed green hydrogen refueling station
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) opened "H2GO" the region's first high-speed green hydrogen pilot refueling station in Masdar City on Saturday (Nov 24.)
The pilot will be used to test hydrogen-powered vehicles and better understand the long-term viability of hydrogen vehicles in the UAE.
"We are pleased to launch this unique high-speed green hydrogen refueling station which supports the UAE's National Hydrogen Strategy. ADNOC continues to collaborate with local and international companies on innovative technologies and low-carbon solutions that can accelerate decarbonization and support a responsible energy transition," said Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director, Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth.
The H2GO refueling station creates hydrogen from water using an electrolyzer powered by clean energy. ADNOC has clarified, the hydrogen supplied at the pilot station will be certified as "green" from solar sources by the International REC Standard.
Linde, the global industrial gases and engineering major, has provided the high-speed refueler, and the pilot is supported by the Integrated Transport Center in Abu Dhabi. Further, the fleet of hydrogen vehicles for the pilot are being provided by Toyota, Al Futtaim Motors, and BMW, and will also be tested by taxi companies in the region including Tawasul.
"In line with the UAE's Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, we are committed to providing sustainable mobility solutions and supporting the energy transition," said Eng. Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution.
"The opening of the region's first high-speed green hydrogen pilot refueling station, H2GO, demonstrates our commitment to leverage technology and innovation, and to capitalize on partnerships to deliver low-carbon solutions to customers."
The H2GO station is ADNOC Distribution's recent initiative in e-mobility following the launch of a new company, E2GO earlier in January. E2GO aims to build and operate EV infrastructure in the Emirate and the wider UAE.