Green hydrogen is the sustainable alternative to the more common version of natural gas-based hydrogen. The Masdar green hydrogen and synthetic fuels demonstration project aims for industrial production of green hydrogen using renewable energies, mainly solar power. The project representatives, including Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Masdar, Siemens Energy Global, Marubeni Corporation, Khalifa University, Etihad Airways and the Lufthansa Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding to start the joint collaboration and foster a way to further develop climate-friendly technologies and alternatives to kerosene.

Due to its beneficial climate, Abu Dhabi is an ideal location for the production of green hydrogen and to execute the Power-to-Liquid procedure. While the procedure is still in early stages, the project is an important step toward industrial production of Power to Liquid Fuels based on green hydrogen to avoid the usage of fossil-based kerosene.

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi – CEO, Masdar
Mohamed Bin Jarsh Al Falasi – Under-Secretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy
Tony Douglas – Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group
Annette Mann – Head of Corporate Responsibility, Lufthansa Group
Prof. Armin Schnettler – CEO, New Energy Business, Siemens Energy
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi – Executive Vice President, Khalifa University
Satoru Harada – Chief Operating Officer, Power Business Division at Marubeni Corporation
Witnessed by:
Thomas Bareiss – Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for Germany
Dietmar Siersdorfer – Managing Director of Siemens Energy Middle East

Further information

Press releases

Siemens Energy to drive the development of green hydrogen economy in the Middle East
Siemens Energy to collaborate with Masdar and partners on developing clean hydrogen fuels

Masdar leads initiative to support development of Abu Dhabi’s green hydrogen economy
bu Dhabi Department of Energy, Masdar, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa Group, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Siemens Energy and Marubeni Corporation sign Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on developing clean hydrogen fuels