UAE and Canada to boost cooperation on hydrogen & decarbonization

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), in partnership with Canada and the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) recently hosted the "Canada Advancing Clean Energy – Hydrogen and Decarbonization" forum in Abu Dhabi.

Held during the World Energy Future Summit and Expo 2020 Dubai's Global Goals theme week, the event was attended by stakeholders from Canada and UAE to accomplish their mutual shared target of achieving net-zero by 2050.

Minister of Trade and Export Development, Province of Saskatchewan, Honorable Jeremy Harrison, Inaugurated Canada's event. Consul General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates - H.E. Jean-Philippe Linteau and industry professionals from Canada and the UAE to foster closer association in the hydrogen and decarbonization space.

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar said they are pleased to be a part of the event to discuss the UAE and Canada's important accomplishments in energy modification and investing in innovative clean technologies, like hydrogen, to inflate decarbonization for the growth of a sustainable future.

Awaidha added that based on the strong economic ties and trade between the two nations, the country foresees high-class possibilities for partnerships and collaboration to amplify the clean energy capacity while reducing the climate impacts.

It has been reported that the meeting between the private and public sector industry experts in UAE and Canada offered an unexpected opportunity to discuss the recent challenges, developments, and opportunities in hydrogen and decarbonization in the UAE, Canada, and the MENA region. This will help to furnace future partnerships.

Honourable Jeremy Harrison quoted that a notable space existed for the collaboration between the two nations and for Canada to share its clean energy expertise in several areas. The areas include hydrogen production, utilization and storage, carbon capture, developing small modular nuclear reactors, and delivering uranium to the UAE's nuclear energy industry.

Together, both countries can build the path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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