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  • Date 6th January 2021
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Abstract

Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with its diversification plan, Saudi Vision 2030, by adopting hydrogen. The Kingdom is keen to enable the circular carbon economy (CCE) by producing and utilizing clean hydrogen. On September 27, Saudi Aramco announced its first shipment of hydrogen from Saudi Arabia to Japan. The 40 tonnes of high-grade blue ammonia shipment, which is meant for use in zero-carbon power generation, marks the first of its kind worldwide (Ratcliffe 2020).

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Hatem Al Atawi

Senior Research Analyst Hatem is senior research analyst at KAPSARC. He holds a master’s degree in power system economics, with a focus on… Hatem is senior research analyst at KAPSARC. He holds a master’s degree in power system economics, with a focus on electricity markets, from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho. Before joining KAPSARC, Hatem worked within various industries. He interned at ABB Västerås in Sweden, where he worked on electric vehicle asset management under the Swedish transport administration's electric road systems project. Hatem also worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Washington state, where he modeled speed governors and prime movers for hydro and gas turbines.

Expertise

  • Electricity Markets
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Power Systems Modeling

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Abdulelah Darandary

Senior Research Analyst Abdulelah is an economist and researcher in KAPSARC’s Energy and Macroeconomics program. He primarily works with the KAPSARC Global Energy… Abdulelah is an economist and researcher in KAPSARC’s Energy and Macroeconomics program. He primarily works with the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) team and has published research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Previously, Abdulelah was an economic analyst for a major consultancy firm, where he conducted policy analyses and modeling, and forecast the impacts of public spending on social and economic indicators. Abdulelah was also the coordinator and a member of the Think20’s (T20’s) Trade, Investment, and Growth Task Force, where he co-authored several policy briefs. Abdulelah holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Banking and Financial Economics from the University of North Dakota.

Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Financial Development
  • Energy Demand
  • Public Policy

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