Sarawak Energy identified as key industry player to support Malaysia’s Hydrogen Technology and Economy Roadmap

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 27: Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Chang Lih Kang reveals that Sarawak Energy Berhad has been identified as a key industry player that will support the country’s Hydrogen Technology and Economy Roadmap (HETR).

According to a TVS news report, Chang said that Sarawak Energy which is owned by the Sarawak government will work together to achieve the first core strategy which is strengthening the governance system, institutional framework and regulatory mechanisms.

He was responding to an oral question by Senator Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai when asked to state what is MOSTI’s action plan to develop the country’s hydrogen sector this year in the Dewan Negara session in Kuala Lumpur today.

Chang further explained that the strategic action plan led by MOSTI is among others responsible for establishing the National Hydrogen Economy, and the Technology Steering Committee is to determine the direction, monitor the national hydrogen initiative and oversee hydrogen export operations which will be reported to the National Science Council (NSC).

He also revealed that several capacity development programmes and innovation ecosystems related to hydrogen have been started in Malaysia after the launch of the Hydrogen Technology and Economy Roadmap (HETR) in October 2023.

“MOSTI also received support from the Ministry of Economy to implement the Mobile Hydrogen Recharging Station project which is a pilot project with NanoMalaysia Berhad with Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd, UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation ( MGTC).

“This project will also open up opportunities and space for insight into information, experience and talent development in hydrogen mobility technology,” he said.

Chang added that the project also functions as a pathfinder which will open up opportunities and space for information insight, experience and talent development in hydrogen mobility technology.

“In addition, three units of Toyota Mirai branded vehicles will be brought into Putrajaya. This Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) powered by hydrogen can travel up to 1000 kilometers (km) with a full charge of 5.6kg of hydrogen.

“This MHRS project is expected to be available at the end of this year,” he said. — DayakDaily