German utility Uniper, start-up company Hydrogenious LOHC and Jera Americas are in talks with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) over a plan to transport hydrogen from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Germany using so-called liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology.

The companies announced a joint study agreement during the visit of German economics and climate minister Robert Habeck to the UAE speed up an already initiated hydrogen cooperation between the two countries as Europe’s largest economy is striving for energy independence from Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.