In line with the commitment to advance Dubai as a global model in sustainability and green transformation, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council, Chairman of ENOC, inaugurated the Group’s first green hydrogen station located within the Service Station of the Future (SSoF) at Expo City Dubai, in the presence of CEO of ENOC Group, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi. SSoF is now the only station in the region providing green hydrogen, hydrocarbon fuels (gasoline and diesel), as well as electric charging stations.
The new green hydrogen station, which is a joint venture between ENOC Group and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), will support the National Hydrogen Strategy 2050 and the holding of COP28 in the United Arab Emirates, which hosts thousands of global climate advocates.
The opening of the green hydrogen station marks an important step forward in ENOC GroupDEWA’s cooperation to use green hydrogen in mobility and contribute to Dubai Green Mobility Initiative 2030 as well as the development of the UAE’s hydrogen economy. The UAE aims to achieve low-emission hydrogen production of 1.4 million tonnes annually by 2031, which is expected to increase to 15 million tonnes each year by 2050.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council, Chairman of ENOC, saying:
“We work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to promote Dubai’s position as a global model of sustainability and green transformation. We are pleased with the collaboration between DEWA and ENOC Group to provide green hydrogen, which DEWA produces at its pilot plant at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, for use as fuel. This plant supports Dubai’s strong commitment to sustainability and the UAE’s efforts to combat climate change. It also contributes to accelerating the transition towards carbon neutrality in line with Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of energy production capacity from renewable sources. of clean energy by 2050”.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Groupsaying:
“Through our continued partnership with DEWA, we, at ENOC Group, are proud to introduce our first green hydrogen station. Hydrogen is a compelling alternative to traditional energy sources and is important as Dubai (and the UAE as a whole) continues to lay the foundations for a green economy. As a leading integrated global energy player, we recognize the critical role we play in the country’s ongoing energy transition efforts and remain committed to exploring energy solutions that will build a more sustainable future for generations to come.”
Green hydrogen, produced by the electrolysis of water using renewable electricity such as solar and wind, does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) during the production process. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diversifying energy sources, hydrogen increases the range of vehicles. For this reason, it is considered one of the cleanest forms of energy with zero emissions.
The hydrogen refueling station is located at the Future Refueling Station in Expo City, which will welcome thousands of global climate champions for COP28.
DEWA It currently uses a 1.25 MW PEM electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at a rate of 20 kg per hour using daytime solar energy from DEWA’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The station will be used to refuel approximately 25 cars (FCEV-fuel cell electric vehicles) at a refueling speed of approximately 7 minutes. The dispensing facility offered by DEWA and ENOC can be integrated with any digital fleet management solution.
ENOC Group It is also collaborating with Al-Futtaim Motors/Toyota, the strategic electric mobility partner of COP28. Al-Futtaim Motors/Toyota will provide ENOC Group and DEWA with four hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles for testing and use during COP28.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Al-Futtaim Motors/Toyota to accelerate the country’s green mobility shift. “Through these partnerships, we will continue to support the UAE’s ambition to achieve climate neutrality and enhance its position as one of the largest hydrogen producers by 2031.”
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive Officer, ENOChe concluded.
Similar to traditional fueling methods, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can be refueled quickly and efficiently at the hydrogen station. The station will offer reliable dual fuel options at 350 and 700 bar, which can be expanded to meet growing demand in the future.
Besides, ENOC Group It is also collaborating with local authorities for the implementation of applicable codes and standards for the safe operation of hydrogen systems in line with global benchmarks.
Since its opening in 2021, SSoF has been recognized by multiple global and local bodies for its innovative design and sustainability features. It received the prestigious LEED Platinum certification, an internationally recognized building certification system from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for its strong focus on renewable energy, water efficiency, energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction. ENOCH exceeded the requirements; achieving 93 points, making it the first service station in the world to obtain LEED platinum certification.
News source: Dubai Press Office