The agreement, which follows a strategic technology collaboration agreement signed between the two companies November 2022, will see ADNOC collaborate with Baker Hughes as a strategic partner to study and pilot, the deployment of innovative solutions from Baker Hughes’ hydrogen portfolio. These include new growth stage decarbonization technologies Baker Hughes has invested in across the graphene, methane pyrolysis and next-generation electrolysis spaces.
The agreement was signed at the UAE CLIMATE TECH conference in Abu Dhabi, where over 1,000 global policy makers, innovators, and industrial leaders met to drive technological solutions for decarbonization. The collaboration builds on ADNOC’s $15 billion commitment towards decarbonization projects by 2030.
Within the agreement, ADNOC will leverage Baker Hughes’ extensive hydrogen expertise and broad portfolio to test and develop solutions to produce low-cost green hydrogen at scale, helping to decarbonize operations. The collaboration will include exploring the application of three emerging technologies that Baker Hughes has invested in:
1) Piloting next-generation electrolyser technology from Nemesys, to explore the possibility of installing and operating an electrolyzer at the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADIRC) in Abu Dhabi, building on the center’s growing portfolio of technology development capabilities.
2) Field testing methane plasma technology from Levidian to capture carbon in the form of high-quality graphene and hydrogen in ADNOC Gas’ facilities. The graphene produced will be tested for industrial use cases by researchers at Khalifa University (RIC-2D).
3) Testing the use of Ekona Power’s growth stage methane pyrolysis technology to produce low-Green House Gases (GHG) intensity hydrogen.
Baker Hughes has been a longstanding strategic partner to ADNOC, deploying advanced technologies and solutions across the energy value chain.