The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) unit, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), has announced it is collaborating with XMILE Group to establish a first-of-its-kind enzyme-based fuel additive processing facility in the Middle East and Africa region aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
The cooperation with XMILE Group, it said, will be an advancement towards collaborative programmes across public and private sectors, focused on raising awareness and driving widespread adoption of low-carbon fuels throughout the fuel supply chain.
The agreement was signed by Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and Boudewijn Hugo Sanders, Chief Executive Officer of XMILE Group Ltd, on the sidelines of COP28 UAE.
His Excellency Dr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, His Excellency Gerard Paul Marie Hubert Steeghs, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, and His Excellency Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, witnessed the signing ceremony of the agreement.
Speaking about the partnership, Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), said: “Our collaboration with XMILE Group is part of IDB’s commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry. This partnership aligns with the ADDED Circular Economy Policy framework, which aims to drive the transition towards an innovative and sustainable economy by empowering industries to prioritise responsible production and consumption.
“We believe that the industrial sector has great potential for implementing innovative solutions and is crucial in diversifying Abu Dhabi’s economy and leading the way towards a more sustainable future.”