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Lower emissions for Abu Dhabi industrial port

Dubai: Masdar, environmental initiative set up by the Abu Dhabi government, has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi Ports Co (ADPC) that aims to reduce carbon emissions from an industrial zone and port in the Gulf emirate, writes Reuters.

According to the agreement, the two parties will explore both the capture and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the Khalifa port and Industrial Zone and Dubai in a programme that they hope will qualify for carbon emissions reduction certificates under a United Nations scheme.

"Our aim is to become the world's first green industrial zone with integrated carbon capture facilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions," said Ali al-Badi ADPC ceo. "This will facilitate the development of heavy industry in the zone with limited environmental impact."

Masdar awarded Canada's SNC-Lavalin a contract last year for a feasibility study on a project to capture carbon emissions throughout the United Arab Emirates and pump the gas into oilfields to boost output. The study is the first step in establishing a country-wide network of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.  [12/06/08]

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