An analogue of the IAS Snowflake will be built in the UAE

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the Emirati company MKC for Power Solutions L.L.C. (part of the holding of the MKC Group of Companies) signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop effective technologies for the production, storage and use of hydrogen in energy systems, as well as the construction of a unique joint laboratory operating in a fully autonomous mode on hydrogen renewable energy sources.

The trilateral agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi (UAE) within the framework of the Intergovernmental Russian-Emirati Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation, co-chaired by Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and HE Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates. 

“We consider the signing of this agreement between two leading universities of both countries — the United Arab Emirates and the Russian Federation — an important strategic step for the implementation of sustainable development projects. MKC for Power Solutions L.L.C. has extensive experience and competencies to bring the most daring scientific ideas to life and is honored to be a technical and production partner of MIPT”, said the CEO of MKC for Power Solutions L.L.C. Alaa Zourob. 

Within the framework of partnership agreements, MIPT and Khalifa University also plan to conduct fundamental and applied research in the field of carbon-free transport solutions powered by electricity or hydrogen. The Universities will also be able to develop joint educational programs, hold joint conferences, seminars and other academic and scientific events.

“One of the goals of the IAS Snowflake project is to test advanced technologies in the Arctic, as well as to apply them not only in the Arctic region. The prototype of the IAS Snowflake in the UAE will be an excellent example of the goal's realization. Also, I do believe that scientific cooperation between our countries and institutions will enable us to develop breakthrough technologies as in the harsh Arctic and hot climate conditions”, said Yuri Vasiliev, Executive Director of the Institute of Arctic Technology at MIPT.

The signing of the agreement was supported by the All-Russia Public Organization Business Russia. To be noted, in October 2021 the Business Russia was an organizer of the Russian stand at the WETEX 2021, as well as a business program of the Russian delegation in the UAE, during which the MIPT delegation held a series of meetings and negotiations on possible cooperation.