Sarawak attracts interest for green hydrogen production

The refueling station at Southeast Asia's first integrated hydrogen production plant and refueling station in Kuching. Also seen is a hydrogen fuel-cell bus.

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KUCHING, July 30: Talks on future collaboration are ongoing between Sarawak and an Australian conglomerate on the potential to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in the State.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan today met virtually with the Australian delegation to deliberate on the matter.

A statement issued after the meeting said, Sarawak possesses many comparative advantages to support the development of such green hydrogen industry, including its huge river resources that generate hydropower.

“Development of green hydrogen as an environmentally sustainable industry is in line with the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 focusing on strategic sectors to leapfrog Sarawak towards a high income economy by 2030.

“Sarawak welcomes such investment as it is capable of creating many economic and social benefits to Sarawak,” it added.

The virtual meeting was also attended by Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Entrepreneur Development Assistant Minister Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Industrial Development Assistant Minister Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh and State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion. — DayakDaily