Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development’s (ADDED) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), which is responsible for developing and regulating the industrial sector, has partnered with XMILE Group to build the region’s first processing facility dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Middle East and Africa.
The cooperation with XMILE Group, a global company with over two decades of experience producing enzyme-based fuel additives, will be a major addition to the local initiatives implemented to propel sustainable industrial development in Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector. It will also be an advancement towards collaborative programs across the public and private sectors focused on raising awareness and driving widespread adoption of sustainable low-carbon fuels throughout the fuel supply chain.
Dr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade; Mr. Gerard Paul Marie Hubert Steeghs, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE; and Mr. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, witnessed the signing ceremony of the agreement, underscoring the significance of this collaboration in supporting UAE Net Zero 2050 strategic objectives.
The agreement was signed by Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and Boudewijn Hugo Sanders, Chief Executive Officer of XMILE Group Ltd.
It is a significant step in Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy’s (ADIS) efforts to strengthen the emirate as the region’s most competitive industrial hub, driving the Green Falcon Economy and setting an example as a global leader in addressing climate change and promoting sustainability in the industrial sector.
“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,” Eng. Al Yafei added.