To that end, in February 2018, Abu Dhabi created the Department of Energy to act as a regulator and policy maker for the country's energy sector.
The country also implemented significant structural reforms in the energy sector and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Group (ADNOC) has announced plans to invest $1.8bn by 2023 in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and other measures to reduce carbon emissions.(Source: ADNOC, Oil & Gas, Sept., 2019)
Contact: ADNOC Group, www.adnoc.ae
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ADNOC, the UAE's largest fully integrated maritime and logistics company, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 1 million tons since 2013, according to a company release.
(Source: ADNOC, International Shipping News , 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: ADNOC, +971 2 602 9000, www.adnoc.ae
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To date, ADNOC has stored approximately 240,000 metric tons of CO2 collected from Emirates Steel Industries (ESI).
Starting in 2021, the company will increase the utilization of CO2, expecting to reach 250 million standard cubic feet per day by 2027 by capturing additional CO2 from its gas processing plants and injecting it into different onshore oil fields.
In 2016 ADNOC and Masdar together launched the first commercial-scale CCUS facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
(Source: ADNOC, PR, Al-Bawaba, 17 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, www.adnoc.ae; Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.masdar.ac.ae
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The CCUS facility, which began construction in 2013, is now fully operational with the capacity to sequester up to 800,000 metric tpy tons of carbon dioxide, according to a release.
The facility is one of the only 22 large-scale CCUS ventures, either in operation or under construction worldwide, and the first to capture CO2 from iron and steel production, Xinhua news agency reported. (Source: Xinhua, Masdar, Africa.IANS, 6 Nov., 2016) Contact:
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, www.adnoc.ae
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"The project, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar, the clean technology and renewable energy arm of the Abu Dhabi Government, will capture CO2 from Emirates Steel manufacturing, transfer it to the Al Reyadah plant for compression and dehydration, and transport it through a buried pipeline to ADNOC's NEB and Bab oilfields for enhanced oil recovery, it said.
"CCS is the only technology capable of achieving deep cuts in emissions from necessary industrial production processes such as iron and steel, cement, fertilisers, and natural gas processing so the opening of Al Reyadah is a major achievement in reducing emissions for this industry. The project is another step towards meeting national as well as global climate targets, and further demonstrates CCS as a proven technology which can to reduce CO2 emissions at the lowest possible cost," said Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page. "This is a key project in the Institute's portfolio of large-scale CCS projects in operation or under construction which, by the end of 2017, is expected to have operational CO2 capture capacity of approximately 40 million tonnes each year," Page added.
"The Al Reyadah project is expected to capture and store 800,000 tpy of CO2 emissions and is the first iron and steel project of its kind in the world." (Source: Global CCS Institute,. Trade Arabia News Service , 7 Nov., 2016) Contact: Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, CEO, +61 (0) 3 8620 7300, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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