Abang Johari: Sarawak among potential regions for carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Abang Johari delivers his speech at the closing ceremony of Sarawak-Korea Energy Business Forum 2022 held at Waterfront Hotel Kuching today (June 9, 2022). Photo credit: Ukas

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 9: Sarawak has been identified as one of the potential regions in the world for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said tapping into CCUS means that it can fast track the growth of Southeast Asia economies on the path to net-zero emissions.

CCUS goes beyond fossil fuel applications and contribute to emissions reductions of the power and industrial assets, while underpinning new economic opportunities associated with the production of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.

“In Sarawak, we have recently passed the Land Code (Amendment) Bill 2022, which give us better position to develop CCUS as a powerful mitigation technology towards low-carbon economy. Therefore, I welcome Korean companies to work with Sarawak to explore the potentials in CCUS.

“The opportunity lies in the initial stage of capturing and separating CO2 (carbon dioxide) from processing and production of the green ammonia, methanol or from the combustion flue gases. The CO2 that is captured is then compressed into a liquid or supercritical fluid, ready for transportation,” he said when officiating the closing ceremony of Sarawak-Korea Energy Business Forum 2022 held at Waterfront Hotel Kuching today.

Abang Johari who is also Sarawak Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability further believed that the cooperation between South Korea and Sarawak will enable faster and more efficient deployment of CCUS for development CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. — DayakDaily