In a significant move witnessed during COP28 by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Emirates Steel Arkan (ESA), Ohmium International (Ohmium), and Khalifa University of Science and Technology have forged a strategic collaboration to propel the adoption of green hydrogen in the steelmaking industry.
ESA, recognized as one of the region's largest publicly traded steel and building materials manufacturers, joins forces with Ohmium, a manufacturer specializing in PEM electrolysers, and Khalifa University, a prominent institution in the UAE. The tripartite collaboration, operating under MoIAT's “Make it in the Emirates” initiative, seeks to implement an extensive research and development program with the ultimate goal of positioning ESA as a leading manufacturer of green steel.
Aligned with the UAE National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, which targets the decarbonization of challenging industrial sectors, this agreement underscores the commitment to enhancing the competitiveness of national industries while promoting sustainability.
The specific focus of the collaboration involves the joint development of cleaner production methods for green steel. By leveraging the expertise of ESA, Ohmium, and Khalifa University, the initiative aims to contribute to the advancement of a cleaner energy source within the steel sector, fostering a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to steelmaking.
This partnership signifies a significant step towards achieving the broader objectives of the UAE's national strategy, reflecting a concerted effort to address environmental challenges and promote innovation in hard-to-abate sectors. The outcomes of this collaborative effort are anticipated to play a pivotal role in shaping the future landscape of steel production, aligning with global efforts to transition towards greener and more sustainable industrial practices.