ADNOC has announced a partnership with the Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar and 44.01 to pilot technology that permanently mineralizes carbon dioxide within rock formations found in the Emirate of Fujairah. The project, due to commence in January 2023, will use 44.01’s Earthshot prize-winning Carbon Capture and Mineralization technology to eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere. It will be the first CCM project by an energy company in the Middle East. Fujairah has been selected for this pilot due to its abundance of peridotite, a form of rock that naturally reacts with CO2 to mineralize it. In this pilot, CO2 will be captured from the air, dissolved in seawater, and then injected into peridotite formations deep underground, where it will mineralize – ensuring that it cannot escape back into the atmosphere.The project will be powered by solar energy supplied by Masdar. A successful pilot would open the possibility of mineralizing billions of tons of captured CO2 across the region.