ADNOC Hits New Milestone With First Bulk Shipment Of Certified Low-Carbon Ammonia

ADNOC Hits New Milestone With First Bulk Shipment Of Certified Low-Carbon Ammonia - Carbon Herald

ADNOC, the state-owned oil company of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced the world’s first certified commercial shipment of low-carbon ammonia, marking a momentous step in the sustainable energy sector.

Produced utilizing advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology by industrial chemical company Fertiglobe, an ADNOC subsidiary, the shipment is bound for Mitsui & Co. (TYO: 8031) in Japan, where it will power clean electricity generation.

Crucially, this achievement is backed by the rigorous certification process of TÜV SÜD, an internationally renowned certification agency, ensuring transparency and adherence to strict low-carbon standards from production to delivery.

ADNOC’s dedication to sustainability is evident in its recent announcement of a substantial investment of $23 billion (AED84 billion) in low-carbon solutions and climate technologies.

By facilitating the delivery of low-carbon ammonia, ADNOC, an acronym for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, aims to assist customers in reducing emissions, particularly in challenging sectors.

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This milestone builds on previous successful deliveries to Asia and Germany, forming a crucial part of ADNOC’s strategy to develop global value chains for low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

At the heart of this achievement is the innovative CCS approach at Fertiglobe’s Fertil plant, located in Ruwais Industrial City in Abu Dhabi.

There, carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured during production and permanently stored in the world’s first well designed for injecting and capturing CO2 in a saline carbonate aquifer.

“The UAE and Japan enjoy a longstanding strategic energy relationship and we are building on this partnership to enable a lower-carbon future,” Musabbeh Al Kaabi at ADNOC said in a comment to this milestone.

He stressed that hydrogen and its carrier fuels, like ammonia, are set to play a pivotal role in decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydrogen will account for some 10% of global energy consumption, and ADNOC aims to hold 5% of the global low-carbon hydrogen market by 2030.

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