The Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen (RICH), established in 2019 at Khalifa University, is devoted to deploying effective and innovative solutions for decarbonization and sustainable fuels. RICH is the only dedicated center in the Country, and the first one in the Region, focused on carbon capture, utilization and storage, hydrogen and its derivatives, and sustainable fuels.
We intend to be central point for research, development, innovation, technology transfer and awareness in these topics in the UAE and beyond, irradiating this expertise to the rest of the world, by fostering innovation, multidisciplinary collaborations and knowledge exchange, while serving the Country and the world to achieve the net-zero strategies, addressing sustainable development goals and industrial needs, educating highly skilled scientists and engineers, and contributing to diversify the economy.
RICH collaborates with industrial partners, government agencies, and international research institutions to contribute to the development and deployment of these technologies.
The goal of the RICH center is to deploy solutions for clean energy and sustainable fuels, contributing to achieving the net-zero goals. The vision of the RICH Center is to become a world-leading Research and Innovation Center in the use of combined modeling-experimental approaches for the development and deployment of solutions for decarbonization, clean energy and sustainable fuels, centered in three main areas: CO2 capture, utilization and storage, low-carbon hydrogen production and applications, and sustainable fuels.
The mission of the RICH Center is to carry out state-of-the-art research and innovation, generate intellectual property, pursue knowledge exchange and transfer, and education in carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and sustainable fuels, to contribute to deploying clean energy and sustainable fuels, achieving net-zero emissions, diversifying the economy of the UAE, and educating future generations.