The importance of collaboration and acceleration were underlined during the opening morning at the Abu Dhabi MENA Industrial Gases Conference 2022.
Delivering the opening keynote speech, Hamid Sabzikari, Vice-President and General Manager, Middle East, Egypt and Turkey of Air Products, said: “What we need is to come together, to scale up – and there are tremendous opportunities in the Middle East to be realised.”
Despite the challenges of COVID, he said Air Products has been very active in recent years – drawing on more than 20 years’ experience in the Middle East – by focusing on the “higher purpose” needed to combat climate change and develop a low-carbon and hydrogen economy. It is investing at least $15bn through to 2027 to drive clean hydrogen at scale.
“Hydrogen is the best solution to address emissions from hard-to-abate industries,” he said. “Industries where electrification isn’t practical or feasible – such as trucks, ships, planes, buses and steel – then hydrogen is the best substitution.”
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