Daimler Trucks and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar), the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the feasibility of exporting liquid green hydrogen from Abu Dhabi to Europe by 2030.
This collaborative effort between the two companies, represented by Fawaz Al Muharrami, Executive Director of Clean Energy and Deputy COO at Masdar, and Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Daimler Truck, signifies a significant step in addressing co2 emissions in road freight transport.
“Masdar’s ambition is to be one of the leading players in the development of green hydrogen globally and we believe that transportation is one of the most strategic markets for green hydrogen,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar CEO. ”This agreement has the potential to enable a significant reduction of CO2-emissions in road freight transport in Europe, supports the UAE’s ambition to become a leader in the low-carbon hydrogen market by 2031 and aligns with our ’smart-early-mover’ approach to deliver projects with strategic partners across the world.”
“We at Daimler Truck aim to lead sustainable transportation. In order to decarbonise commercial vehicles, it is absolutely crucial to make green energy globally available. Our initiative with Masdar marks an initial step for us to enable the supply of liquid green hydrogen in Europe,” explained Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Daimler Truck.
To achieve decarbonisation in transportation, Daimler Truck is pursuing a dual-track strategy with both hydrogen- and battery-powered vehicles. The recent demonstration of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, covering 1,047 kilometers across Germany with one fill of liquid hydrogen, underlines the company’s commitment to exploring viable solutions for sustainable road transportation. Daimler Truck plans to introduce a customer-trial fleet of Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Trucks by mid-2024 as part of its ongoing efforts in sustainable transportation.
Masdar, established in 2006, has become a global leader in clean energy, with projects in over 40 countries and a total electricity generation capacity exceeding 20GW.