ENOWA, the energy, water and hydrogen subsidiary of NEOM, has established the region's first Hydrogen and Innovation Development Center (HIDC). Located in NEOM’s advanced manufacturing and innovation city, the new facility aims to accelerate lab to market solutions and business development across the spectrum of hydrogen, green fuel production, utilization and transport.
HIDC will be a testing ground for new technologies in the clean energy industry and a collaborative learning community for research institutions focused on hydrogen and the circular carbon economy (CCE). Through these collaborations, HIDC will look to produce and adopt decarbonized and clean synthetic fuels in partnership with Saudi Aramco. The new facility will fast-track the Kingdom's goal to become a global hub of innovation and clean energy.
Scheduled to open in 2023, HIDC will gather operational data from the facility's first 20 MW electrolyzer from ThyssenKrupp Nucera which will be used in the world's largest green hydrogen and ammonia plant operated by NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC). HIDC will also advance ENOWA's plans with Air Products Qudra for H2 mobility to test advanced hydrogen-fuel cell-based mobility and logistics solutions in NEOM.
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