TES and OQ Alternative Energy enter joint study agreement to develop e-NG facility in Oman

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e-NG, a green hydrogen-based molecule chemically identical to natural gas, is produced through the methanation process known as Sabatier.

TES (Tree Energy Solutions) and OQ Alternative Energy (OQAE) announced today a joint study agreement to explore the development of an e-Natural Gas (e-NG) facility in Oman.

This initiative marks a significant step in Oman's ambitious drive to lead the global green hydrogen economy, targeting the production of over 1 million tonnes per annum of green hydrogen by 2030.

“By harnessing the expertise of OQAE, a global leader in the energy industry, we are enabling the production of green hydrogen at an industrial scale, making e-fuels accessible and cost-effective,” Marco Alverà, CEO and Co-Founder of TES said in a press statement.

Oman: a hub for green hydrogen

Leveraging Oman’s abundant renewable resources, particularly in wind and solar energy, and benefiting from a streamlined implementation framework under Hydrom’s directive launched in 2022, the Sultanate is positioning itself as a key hub for green hydrogen production.

The country’s progressive approach is set to make significant contributions to the global energy transition.

What is e-NG?

e-NG, a green hydrogen-based molecule chemically identical to natural gas, is produced through the methanation process known as Sabatier. This process combines green hydrogen (H2) with carbon dioxide (CO2) to create green methane (CH4).

One of the key advantages of e-NG is its compatibility with existing natural gas infrastructure, allowing for seamless integration into current systems for liquefaction, regasification, transportation, and storage.

This compatibility positions e-NG as a viable drop-in solution for industrial applications, enabling a gradual transition away from conventional natural gas.

Global e-NG coalition and prospects

TES's involvement in the global e-NG Coalition, co-founded in March 2024 with industry leaders such as TotalEnergies, Engie, Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, and Toho Gas, further underscores the growing momentum and collaborative efforts in promoting e-NG as a cornerstone of the future energy landscape.

The joint study agreement between TES and OQAE signifies a pivotal development in the pursuit of sustainable and innovative energy solutions, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and enhance energy security through the adoption of green hydrogen technologies.

When commenting on the agreement, Najla Al Jamali, CEO of OQAE, expressed said that this collaboration helps identify additional downstream opportunities and vectors to diversify markets for green hydrogen.


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