Greenbang is worried she’s getting vaguely obsessed with Masdar, the Abu Dhabi initiative that’s spanking $2 billion on photovoltaics and spawning a city in the desert that won’t need even a drop of fossil fuels.
If Masdar carries on at this rate, she’ll be putting Masdar posters up on her walls and carrying a photo of the city around in her wallet.
Masdar’s latest plan: a great big carbon capture test with Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) at its Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in Taweelah.
It goes like this:
The agreement with ADPC paves the way for the introduction of a scheme for carbon dioxide capture from industrial facilities as well as the development of carbon emission reduction and monetization opportunities under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). […]
Masdar is currently developing a major carbon capture and transmission network in Abu Dhabi. The network will capture carbon dioxide gas emitted from industrial plants for delivery via pipelines to oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery.
Masdar is also developing a large portfolio of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and monetization projects in Abu Dhabi and the region. Those projects are focused on oil and gas, power and industry and will benefit from the United Nations based CDM mechanism to convert emission reductions into tradable assets or carbon credits.
“Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s (ADPC) aims to make the Khalifa Ports and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) a green zone is a significant contribution towards building a sustainable future in Abu Dhabi, and Masdar will be working closely with ADPC to introduce low-carbon technologies to the industry,” said Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Masdar CEO.
“If Masdar carries on at this rate, she’ll be putting Masdar posters up on her walls and carrying a photo of the city around in her wallet.”
I am hopeful that Masdar is going to be a test bed for new concepts, as well as a place where experimental technology can be tried and perfected, then propagated to the rest of the world.
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