Zero Petroleum, one of the world's leading producers of carbon neutral synthetic fuel, has signed an agreement with ADNOC to explore potential opportunities to develop a new plant in the United Arab Emirates. The plant would focus on commercial scale production using Zero's breakthrough fuel technology.
Zero has developed a revolutionary process to manufacture fossil-free gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from just air and water, offering a scalable and sustainable solution to the planet's future energy needs. The company secured the Guinness World Records® title of "first aircraft powered by synthetic fuel" two years ago and recently announced a collaboration with Rolls-Royce to further develop its fuels for aviation, marine and industrial use.
The agreement aims to assess plans for a large-scale plant combining Zero's proprietary technology with green hydrogen, renewable power and carbon capture. This could lead to the joint provision of fossil-free fuels across a variety of sectors, including aviation.
Zero CEO Paddy Lowe said: "This represents a special moment, not just for Zero but for the fuel industry as a whole. Our technology allows us to produce superior gasoline, jet and diesel which is 100% fossil free and has a 100% drop in quality. We are delighted to partner with such an industry leading and global company such as ADNOC. This partnership will accelerate our trajectory towards achieving large-scale production of our synthetic fuels.
Zero recently opened Plant Zero. 1, its engineering-scale production facility. The partnership between Zero and ADNOC will focus on the potential to launch of a plant to be located in the UAE that will manufacture 100% carbon neutral drop-in fuels using Zero's proprietary DirectFT® technology. Zero® fuels can be used directly in existing engines and can be made at unlimited scale. Synthetic fuels have the potential to de-fossilise numerous critical sectors and industries, with Zero predicting cost parity with fossil fuels within a decade.