Sarawak highlighted as ideal candidate for large-scale green hydrogen projects

Hazland (third left) presents a memento to Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof who was the guest-of-honour during the APGH 2024 closing ceremony while other dignitaries look on at BCCK on June 12, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, June 12: Sarawak is seen as an ideal candidate for large-scale green hydrogen projects.

Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (MEESty) Datuk Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said among the many reasons are Sarawak’s availability of renewable energy sources, strategic location, local government support, access to raw materials and other encouraging factors.


“With its competitive edge, Sarawak is looking to become a leading exporter of green hydrogen in the region,” he said during the closing ceremony of the inaugural Asia Pacific Green Hydrogen Conference and Exhibition 2024 (APGH 2024) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

This was among the key takeaways which highlight Sarawak’s unique advantages in the green hydrogen sector.

Hazland also said green hydrogen is a crucial component in the global transition towards a low-carbon energy system.

Thus, he said, Sarawak must continue to integrate renewable energy sources, drive technological advancements, and develop infrastructure to support the growth of green hydrogen production and utilisation.

“Government support, international cooperation and research and development (R&D) are essential in achieving this goal.

“We must also emphasise the economic and socio-economic benefits of green hydrogen, as well as its potential to enhance energy security and mitigate climate change,” he added.

In addition, Hazland highlighted Sarawak’s other significant strides in other areas of application such as the use of hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART), establishment of Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy, and being voted as the 11th cleanest city in the world. — DayakDaily