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Revolutionising Sustainability: ES Stemless Valve Triumphs in ADNOC Decarbonisation Challenge at COP28 UAE


06 December 2023

Michael Barough

Dr Chris Kennell receiving commendation at ADNOC during COP28 UAE
Oxford Flow’s Dr. Chris Kennell receives the commendation from ADNOC’s CTO, Sophie Hildebrand, for the Decarbonisation Challenge at COP28 UAE.

In a momentous achievement, Oxford Flow proudly announces the commendation received by our groundbreaking ES Stemless Valve in the ADNOC Group Decarbonisation Technology Challenge at COP28 UAE. This accolade not only recognises our innovation but also highlights its pivotal role in addressing the urgent challenge of methane emissions.

Award Presentation by ADNOC CTO: The prestigious award was presented by Sophie Hildebrand, CTO at ADNOC, underscoring Oxford Flow’s proactive approach to tackling the pressing issue of methane emissions. Hildebrand emphasised the significance of addressing this challenge promptly, stating, “Oxford Flow has recognised that methane (emissions) is a really significant challenge for us, and it’s a challenge that is here now.”

Global Impact and Recognition: Securing the 2nd place among 650 applicants from 50 countries, this commendation emphasises the global impact and pioneering nature of our ES Stemless Valve. The innovative technology has demonstrated its prowess in a highly competitive field, showcasing its relevance and effectiveness on a worldwide stage.

Collaboration with Key Partners: This remarkable achievement was made possible through the collaborative efforts of key partners – ADNOC Group, Net Zero Technology Centre, bp, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Hub71. Their support played a crucial role in elevating our technology and securing its place as a leader in the decarbonisation landscape.

ES Stemless Actuated Valve with REXA power pack

Fuelling Our Commitment to Sustainability: As we reflect on this significant accomplishment, our gratitude extends to our partners for the opportunity to showcase our innovation on a prestigious global stage. This commendation serves as fuel for our commitment to advancing sustainable solutions and driving positive change in the journey towards a net-zero future.

Future Endeavours: Stay tuned for more updates on our continued efforts in revolutionising flow control technology and contributing to a more sustainable world. Our journey doesn’t end here – Oxford Flow remains dedicated to creating impactful solutions that redefine the future of sustainability.

Conclusion: The commendation in the ADNOC Group Decarbonisation Technology Challenge marks a pivotal moment in our pursuit of sustainable solutions. Join us on this exciting journey as we lead the way towards a greener, more sustainable future. Contact Oxford Flow sales team to learn more.