Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., the U.A.E.-owned energy company, has announced plans to inject some 15 million tons of CO2 per year for storage and EOR operations at eight sites throughout the country, beginning in 2013. The company will work in partnership with the state-owned oil company in what may be the world's largest CCS project. What will be done with the additional oil revenue? It is expected that the money will be pumped into the state's efforts to develop industry and infrastructure (in turn likely doubling Abu Dhabi's energy demand over the next six years, to 16 GW). Meanwhile, Masdar, Abu Dhabi's initiative for renewable and alternative energy and clean technology, and Hydrogen Energy (a BP-Rio Tinto JV) announced an agreement to design a capture-ready, industrial-scale hydrogen-fired power plant, to be located in Abu Dhabi. The plant is expected to capture approximately 90% of generated CO2, for a total of 1.7 million tons per year. The $45 million project design is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.
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