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ADNOC and Siemens Energy to Co-Develop Blockchain-Based Low-CO2 Energy Certificates

Collaboration will explore digital certification of ADNOC’s low-carbon Murban crude, ammonia, and aviation fuels  

Pilot forms part of a broader innovation partnership between both companies to address the energy transition   

Agreement includes co-creating “Power-to-X” technologies to produce green hydrogen and its derivatives 

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Abu Dhabi – November 2, 2022: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Siemens Energy AG today announced plans to pilot blockchain technology to certify the carbon intensity of a range of products.

By using smart sensor data gathered from across ADNOC’s operational chain – from the oil well right to the customer – the pilot will show how much CO2 was used to make products such as Murban crude, ammonia, and aviation fuels. This information will be automatically recorded onto a decentralized blockchain ledger. 

Such transparency will allow independent regulators to certify the carbon intensity of products. It will also give customers greater confidence and clarity over the carbon footprint of their purchases.

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, Executive Director, People, Technology & Corporate Support Directorate at ADNOC, said: “People typically associate blockchain technology with crypto currencies, but the use of decentralized ledgers has significant implications for the energy industry. This pilot promises to shine a digital spotlight into our manufacturing processes. It will show the world why energy supplied by ADNOC is among the least carbon intensive in the oil and gas industry.”

The low-carbon energy certificate initiative forms part of a broader memorandum of understanding between ADNOC and Siemens Energy. Under the agreement, specialists from both companies will co-create technologies to accelerate decarbonization and the transition to clean energy. They will collaborate at ADNOC’s state-of-the art innovation facility in Abu Dhabi. Other areas under joint development include electrification and “Power-to-X” technologies to produce green hydrogen and its derivatives, including synthetic CO2-derived products. 

Dr. Fahad Al Yafei, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Energy Middle East, said: “By leveraging our unique knowledge and expertise of certificates of sustainability, Siemens Energy will work with ADNOC to develop solutions for the benefit of the energy industry. Investing in innovation and the co-creation of technologies are vital tools for reducing emissions and meeting Net Zero targets.”

Under an agreement, signed at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), collaboration between ADNOC and the Siemens Energy Innovation Center will commence by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022. The agreement was signed by Sophie Hildebrand, Chief Technology Officer, ADNOC and Dr. Al Yafei.

The collaboration is the latest in a series of innovation partnerships between ADNOC and leading technological pioneers from around the world.

The Siemens Energy Middle East Innovation Center is one of four global innovation hubs exploiting the company’s expertise in developing sustainable, reliable and affordable clean energy technologies.
 

Release Details

November 02, 2022
Abu Dhabi

About ADNOC

ADNOC is a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC’s objective is to maximize the value of the Emirate’s vast hydrocarbon reserves through responsible and sustainable exploration and production to support the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth and diversification. To find out more, visit www.adnoc.ae

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Philip Robinson
Manager, ADNOC External Relations
+971 (0) 50 504 4934
probinson@adnoc.ae

About Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services.

Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. www.siemens-energy.com

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