September 23, 2023
Events Oil & Gas

Names of the 21 finalists for ADIPEC Awards 2023 announced

A record 1,072 entries from 78 countries have been submitted

ADIPEC, the world’s largest platform for the energy value chain, has announced the names of the 21 finalists – originating from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas – for the ADIPEC Awards 2023.

The ADIPEC Awards, now in its 13th year, cater to the global energy sector’s needs and challenges.

October 2-5, 2023

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi-headquartered giant ADNOC Group and organised by dmg events, ADIPEC takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi City from October 2-5, 2023.

With ADIPEC 2023 being the world’s largest energy exhibition and conference, the globally significant event aims to empower the energy industry’s future direction as it accelerates towards going to net zero and creating a sustainable energy value chain for the future.

170,000+ attendees are expected to attend ADIPEC 2023 in Abu Dhabi. Image: ADIPEC

Being held under the theme of ‘Leading the Transformation,’ ADIPEC wards 2023 – which received a record 1,072 entry submissions from 78 countries – comprise eight categories that pertain to critical global challenges, including the need for universal access to cleaner and more secure energy and the solutions that are required to propel real change during the energy transition.

8 categories

Seven awards categories were open to the energy industry to submit nominations to.

A 10-member ADIPEC Awards 2023 jury will select the eighth category (Leader of Change: Passionate Driver of Progress).

Encompassing a bouquet of geographies, industries, and companies, the 2023 awards will recognise outstanding achievements within the energy and clean-tech sectors and acknowledge global innovators pursuing decarbonisation goals.


The host country of ADIPEC 2023, the UAE, also hosting COP28 in Dubai City (November 30-December 12, 2023), figures in the Game-Changing Partnership Award and Future Energy Workforce Development Programme categories.

The theme of COP28 UAE is ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’

Israel and China are also in the awards’ finalists’ list, with nominat ons in the Clean Energy Technology Innovation of the Year and Transformative Hydrogen Project categories.

Malaysia has four finalists, the highest among the countries represented in the awards.

The ADIPEC Awards 2023 winners will be announced at a gala dinner event at ADNEC on October 2.

Official emblem of ADIPEC 2023. Image: ADIPEC

Fatema Al Nuaimi, Chairperson o the ADIPEC Awards 2023 and Executive Vice President of Downstream Business Management at ADNOC, said: “I am delighted to see the intense competition for our all-new categories from global leaders, pioneers and disruptors who are capturing emerging opportunities, driving transformative change, and rethinking what it means to be an oil, gas and energy business today.

“The shortlisted entries demonstrate the industry’s readiness, leadership and commitment to helping reshape the industry and support global climate and energy challenges for a sustainable tomorrow,” Al Nuaimi added.

Industry solutions

The ADIPEC Awards 2023 finalists include solutions that exemplify visionary progress in decarbonisation and game-changing thinking, including responsible energy management that converts pollutants into sustainable fuels and chemicals to lithium-ion battery recycling methods.

One crucial initiative focuses on global-scale decarbonisation through a transparent certification platform for low-carbon products to drive competitive decarbonisation worldwide, encompassing various energy carriers.

Another submission seeks to establish the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, integrating renewable energy sources on an unprecedented scale and promising substantial carbon-free hydrogen production.

Key attendees

Key leaders from the energy industry, including ministers, CEOs, innovators, stakeholders, and academia, will attend the awards ceremony on October 2.

Technological innovations are a mainstay of ADIPEC. Image: ADIPEC

ADIPEC 2023 is projected to attract 170,000+ attend es worldwide for its exhibition and conference programme featuring 1,700+ conference speakers across 360+ sessions.

A record 2,250+ companies from across the global energy ecosystem will also present their ideas, innovations and solutions targeted at the energy future at ADIPEC 2023.

ADIPEC Awards 2023 (8 categories + finalists names):

1. Clean Energy Technology Innovation Of The Year:

  • Carbon Clean: CycloneCC, revolutionary technology reducing the cost and physical footprint of carbon capture
  • H2Pro: H2Pro: Breakthrough 95% Efficiency – Affordable Green Hydrogen Production at Scale
  • Suzhou Botree Cycling Sci & Tech: Innovative lithium-ion battery recycling technology towards a more sustainable future energy system

2. Decarbonisation At Scale Award:

  • Indian Oil Corporation: Fostering Towards a Sustainable, Clean and Green Future
  • LanzaTech: Shougang – Capturing Carbon. Creating Value
  • SLB: Decarbonising the Well Construction Process by Cementing Wells Without Cement

3. Developing Economies Energy Company Of The Year:

  • Adani Total Gas Limited: Developing City Gas Distribution Networks
  • Ngltech Sdn Bhd: Low-Pressure Condensate Recovery Technology
  • Petronas: Innovative Technology Solution and Monetisation of Stranded High CO2 Fields in Developing Countries

4. Future Energy Workforce Development Programme:

  • ADNOC, SLB: ADNOC Energy Futures Initiative: Pioneering Innovation in Future Talent Development
  • Petroleum Development Oman: PDO Wells ‘Shababona’ Programme: Enabling Fast Tracking of Resource Availability and Graduate Capability Building
  • Petronas: BeDigital Bootcamp

5. Transformative Hydrogen Project:

  • Envision Energy: Accelerating Green Energy Transition: Envision Energy’s Pioneering Commercial Green Ammonia Initiative
  • H2Pro: H2Pro: Breakthrough 95% Efficiency – Affordable Green Hydrogen Production at Scale
  • Neom Green Hydrogen Company: Building the World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Plant

6. Young Changemaker Of The Year:

  • bp: Mohamed Al Balushi, Reservoir Engineer
  • Petronas: Lee Kian Seng, Product Manager, Technology Digital Solutions
  • Saudi Aramco: Layan AlSharif, Research Engin r

7. Game-Changing Partnership Award:

  • ADNOC, Emirates Water and Electricity Company: Race to Net Zero: Landmark Clean Energy Partnership to Tackle Climate Crisis
  • ADNOC, Siemens Energy: ADNOC/Siemens Energy Low Carbon Energy Certification Platform
  • Alfanar Projects, UK Government Department for Transport: Most advanced Sustainable Aviation Fuel project in the UK

8. Leader of Change: Passionate Driver of Progress:

  • ADIPEC Awards 2023 jury to select

Featured image: ADIPEC is the world’s largest platform for the energy value chain. Image: ADIPEC

Arnold Pinto

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