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Abu Dhabi plans facility for enzyme-based fuel additives development

A new partnership will result in the establishment of a facility dedicated to developing enzyme-based fuel additives in the country.

Abu Dhabi plans facility for enzyme-based fuel additives development
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

In collaboration with XMILE Group, the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), a unit of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), will focus on delivering enzyme-based fuel additives through a facility in Abu Dhabi.

Arafat Al Yafei, the executive director of IDB, and Boudewijn Hugo Sanders, CEO of XMILE Group Ltd., signed the MoU agreement to set up the new facility.

Enzyme-based fuel additives aid in minimizing contamination during the filtering process, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and leading to improved combustion.

As highlighted by ADDED, the new project will contribute to the sustainable development of Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector. Likewise, it will foster collaboration between the public and private sectors through programs emphasizing sustainable low-carbon fuel integration.

“Our collaboration with XMILE Group is part of IDB’s commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry. This partnership aligns with the ADDED ‘Circular Economy Policy’ framework.” This framework aims to drive the transition towards an innovative and sustainable economy. That is through empowering industries to prioritize responsible production and consumption,” said Al Yafei.

In line with the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 objectives, the facility aims to enhance efficiency and promote the adoption of renewable energy sources across the Gulf state. The MoU signing is also consistent with the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy (ADIS), seeking to position the UAE as the most competitive industrial hub in the region and drive the green falcon economy.

The UAE has played a crucial role in advancing a green agenda, particularly evident in the recent COP28 held in Dubai’s Expo City, where energy was a central topic of discussion.

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