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Dubai Carbon Centre Of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), Has Signed An MoU With Britain’s AFC Energy

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Dubai Carbon, AFC Energy sign MoU to study deploying hydrogen fuel cells to generate energy

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Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), has signed an MoU with Britain’s AFC Energy, to assess the potential for using hydrogen fuel cells to generate energy in Dubai. This supports the UAE’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. As per the MoU, Dubai Carbon will work with AFC to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by using hydrogen fuel cells in a number of facilities.

The two sides will investigate using AFC’s hydrogen fuel cells in certain sites and projects that are under construction or which require temporary connections in Dubai, to generate a total of 300MW by 2020.

“We work to achieve the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, the long-term National initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build an economy that protects the environment and supports a diversified economy based on knowledge and innovation. It enhances the competitiveness of the UAE in global markets, especially in renewable energy, and green-economy products and technologies. We also work to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai sustainable with its resources,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

“The MoU between Dubai Carbon and AFC Energy supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to diversify Dubai’s energy mix, promote the sustainable development of Dubai, make the Emirate a role model in energy security and efficiency, and reduce energy demand by 30%. The MoU also supports Dubai’s efforts to increase its use of sources of renewable and clean energy. It underlines Dubai’s leading role, and vision to ensure secure, clean, and sustainable energy to achieve the goals of Dubai and the UAE to adopt a green economy and keep a sustainable environment for generations to come,” added Al Tayer.

“We are delighted to sign this MoU between Dubai Carbon and AFC Energy to evaluate the use of hydrogen fuel cell technology to generate electricity in Dubai. It is a clean and environmentally-friendly technology. This project supports Dubai’s strategy to enhance its energy infrastructure, and build capabilities and innovation in energy management and efficiency,” said Waleed Salman, Chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence.

Dubai Carbon and AFC will assess the demand for commercial facilities in Dubai to use this advanced technology.

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