HYCAP Group, the UK-based net zero asset management company with clean hydrogen at its core, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to support its strategic expansion to the region.
At a private event during Abu Dhabi Finance Week, HYCAP Group also revealed plans for a UAE-based GCC Fund that will invest in companies serving the net zero energy transition and clean hydrogen supply chain.
Recognising the essential role that green hydrogen, sourced from renewable energy, can play in attaining net zero goals, HYCAP Group is committed to accelerating the adoption of the carbon-free fuel in high-emitting sectors.
HYCAP Group’s investment approach is focused on matching hydrogen supply with emerging demand to foster rapid market growth. Investing across the hydrogen value chain, HYCAP portfolio companies include: Wrightbus which manufactures EV and Hydrogen Buses, Ryze which transports and distributes green hydrogen, Hygen, a hydrogen production facility, Liquid Wind, a green electrofuel development company, and Yamna, a global green hydrogen platform.
Mr. Jo Bamford, Chairman and Founding Partner of HYCAP Group, stated that “Our venture into the UAE is a strategic decision to place HYCAP Group at the nexus of the world’s emerging green hydrogen hubs. Under its visionary leadership, the UAE is spearheading the worldwide push towards clean and renewable energy. We are committed to supporting these initiatives by catalyzing the hydrogen market. This includes establishing manufacturing clusters that can foster the necessary innovation, collaboration and demand needed for sustainable industrial growth.”
Mr. James Munce, CEO of HYCAP Group, commented that “Green hydrogen’s potential as a key enabler in decarbonising sectors like transportation and heavy industry is immense. Our demand-first investment strategy is pivotal for unlocking the hydrogen value chain, paving the way for a sustainable and economically viable hydrogen economy.”