Mercedes’ heavy commercial vehicles subsidiary, Daimler Truck, announced in a press release the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding* (MoU) with Masdar to assess the feasibility of exporting green liquid hydrogen from Abu Dhabi to Europe by the year 2030.
The Middle East’s capacities to produce green hydrogen are coveted by several players, namely Airbus for sustainable fuels, as well as Daimler Truck. The German manufacturer is backing the UAE’s ambition of becoming one of the world’s main producers and suppliers in the low-carbon hydrogen market by the year 2031. According to Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi “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.” He also adds that “This agreement has the potential to enable a significant reduction of CO2-emissions in road freight transport in Europe.”
Daimler Truck’s Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO, Martin Daum affirms: “in order to decarbonize 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”. It is worth noting that the German manufacturer has deployed a fleet of test vehicles to customers of its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 trucks.
*The MoU was signed in Abu Dhabi. The signing parties were Executive Director of Clean Energy and Deputy COO at Masdar, Fawaz Al Muharrami, and Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Daimler Truck.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili