UAE has great potential for supplying hydrogen in future

SourceGulf Today
SectorOil & Gas

The UAE is exploring the potential of new fuels such as hydrogen which could be a game-changer in the energy transition. Japan-UAE cooperation in the fields of hydrogen and ammonia can lead to the establishment of their international supply chains, a top Japanese said."In fact, the UAE is endowed with not only oil and gas, but also bright sunshine, so the country has a great potential for supplying hydrogen in the future," Eiichiro Washio, Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs, said in an email interview from Tokyo. Experts have dubbed hydrogen as "the oil of the future" that can heavily help reduce carbon emissions. The minister was referring to the UAE's efforts to enhance production of clean hydrogen."Blue hydrogen" is a cleaner version, for which the carbon emissions are captured and stored, or reused.

The cleanest version is "green" hydrogen, which is generated by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, without producing carbon emissions in the more...