Silal, part of ADQ, was established in 2020 to stimulate the manufactured and agri-food sectors. In June 2023, the company partnered with Desolenator, a Netherlands-based solar thermal desalination company, to launch a pilot project to turn saline water into pure water for irrigation and provide a sustainable cooling option for greenhouses. The project, supported by a $27.2 million R&D fund by ADQ, aims to cause zero environmental harm and contribute to the decarbonization of food production in desert climates by lowering the carbon footprint of the desalination process.