In a remarkable stride towards sustainability, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the preeminent non-oil and gas industrial entity in the United Arab Emirates, and bp have embarked on a collaborative journey by signing a non-binding and non-exclusive memorandum of understanding. The primary objective of this alliance is to explore potential avenues and projects that could effectively diminish the carbon intensity associated with EGA's supply of calcined petroleum coke, a crucial component in the aluminium smelting process.Calcined petroleum coke assumes the form of carbon anodes that are consumed during the reduction cells' operation in the aluminium smelting process. Notably, EGA currently utilizes approximately one million tonnes of calcined petroleum coke annually, with up to 40 per cent sourced from ADNOC and the remaining portion imported. Since 2012, EGA has been procuring calcined petroleum coke from bp.The envisaged partnership between EGA and bp seeks to explore feasible methods for reducing the carbon intensity associated with EGA's overall supply of calcined petroleum coke, encompassing its production and shipping. A pivotal outcome of this collaboration could materialize in the form of a state-of-the-art calcined petroleum coke blending facility in the UAE. Such a facility would facilitate emissions reduction and quality optimization of calcined petroleum coke obtained from various suppliers. This prospective industrial investment within the UAE aligns with the country's ambitious Operation 300bn industrial development strategy, further enhancing its commitment to sustainable practices.