UAE Joins IPHE for Local, Regional and Global Development of Hydrogen Sector

UAE Joins IPHE for Local, Regional and Global Development of Hydrogen Sector

/ Policy & Regulations / Tuesday, 21 June 2022 07:56

The UAE has joined the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), a new achievement added to the UAE's long track record as a pioneer in the field of energy, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has announced.

The agreement was signed remotely by Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, and Noe van Holst, President of IPHE.

Al Olama expressed UAE’s keenness to ensure the IPHE’s success and contribute to the sector’s local, regional and international development.

He said that joining the IPHE will also support the national role of UAE energy sector and boost the country's stature as a leading contributor to the development of international agreements, policies and activities related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and infrastructure and attract foreign investments.

"The UAE is aware that the transition to clean energy, especially hydrogen, which is considered the future of global energy systems and the wider economy, will help meet future energy requirements, mitigate the risks posed by climate change, improve the efficiency of energy systems, and protect natural resources and the environment," Al Olama said.

"We are working hard to upgrade the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, to drive our aim to become among the leading countries in the field of hydrogen energy. We have recently launched the Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, which is a comprehensive national blueprint to support domestic, low-carbon industries, contribute to the country’s net-zero ambition and establish the country as a competitive exporter of hydrogen," he added.

Noe van Holst welcomed the UAE’s accession to the IPHE as the first country in the Middle East to join the international initiative, praising its global stature in the energy sector, particularly in the field of low-carbon hydrogen.

"We look forward to working together to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a trusted source of energy worldwide" he said.

IPHE is an is an international governmental partnership aimed at facilitating and accelerating the transition to clean and efficient energy and mobility systems using hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across applications and sectors.

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