ADNOC Launches $1 Million Decarbonisation Technology Challenge

ADNOC Launches $1 Million Decarbonisation Technology Challenge

Decarbonisation Technology Challenge led by ADNOC in collaboration with AWS, bp, Hub71 and Net Zero Technology Centre

ADNOC has launched a global competition to find innovations that will reshape the global energy landscape. The Decarbonisation Technology Challenge is being supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), bp, Hub71, and the Net Zero Technology Center.

The competition was launched at UAE Climate Tech Forum in Abu Dhabi, where over 1,000 global policy makers, innovators, and industrial leaders met to drive technological solutions for decarbonisation.

Ten finalists will be invited to pitch their innovations to a panel of judges in December 2023. Winners will receive up to $1 million (AED3,670,000) in piloting opportunities with ADNOC.

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Scale-up companies specializing in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), new energies, oil and gas emissions reduction, digital applications and advanced materials for decarbonisation, and nature-based solutions are encouraged to apply.

Musabbeh Al Kaabi, Executive Director, Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth Directorate, ADNOC said: “We are delighted to launch the Decarbonisation Technology Challenge alongside our partners.

"ADNOC has earmarked $15 billion for landmark decarbonization projects by 2030, including carbon capture, electrification, new CO2 absorption technology and enhanced investments in hydrogen and renewables.

"We look forward to nurturing companies with the most promising innovations that can help transform, decarbonize, and future proof the global energy sector.”

The search will culminate in a final in the UAE in December 2023. 10 shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges.

As well as receiving up to $1 million (AED3,670,000) in piloting opportunities, winners will gain access to state-of-the-art research and innovation facilities in Abu Dhabi.

Entrants have 12 weeks to compile their applications and submit via a portal on by Friday, August 11, 2023. The website outlines the entry criteria for participants.

The competition is being delivered in partnership with the Net Zero Technology Center and supported by AWS, bp and Hub71. It supports ADNOC’s strategy to convene cross sectoral partners to find fresh and meaningful solutions to accelerate a responsible energy transition.

AWS, bp and Hub71 will provide additional funding, panel judges and business support for the winners.

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