The strategy sets the main measures that the UAE will take to expedite the growth of the hydrogen economy and become amongst the world’s top producers of low-emission hydrogen. It will also help reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, such as land, sea, and air transport, chemicals and fertilizers, and metals, including aluminum, iron, and steel, by 25% by 2031 and 100% by 2050.
The National Hydrogen Strategy involves tangible steps to establish two hydrogen oases by 2031 and increase their number to five by 2050. The strategy contributes to fostering the domestic market, developing a regulatory framework and policies that support hydrogen as a sustainable fuel for the future, strengthening regional collaboration to establish a regional hydrogen market, and bolstering investments in research and development to improve cost effectiveness of hydrogen production, transport, and utilization.
It enhances the investor confidence and helps companies develop robust supply chains. It supports the country's approach to fully utilize its abundant solar energy, natural gas resources, ability to capture and store carbon, and strategic location to unlock local hydrogen production capabilities and accelerate the global hydrogen economy.
To advance related technologies, the country will establish a research and development centre for hydrogen technologies in 2031, which will be developed into a recognised innovation centre globally for hydrogen by 2050.