Petronas, Eneos sign hydrogen MoU
Malaysia’s Petronas has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Eneos Corp to jointly develop a hydrogen supply chain between the two countries, and to explore other hydrogen opportunities, it said on September 10.
The companies will work on a hydrogen supply chain that includes hydrogen production and its transportation in methylcyclohexane form, where hydrogen is converted from its original gaseous state into a liquid to enable large volume deliveries.
They will also explore low carbon hydrogen production from Petronas’ petrochemical facilities and in the future, green hydrogen produced by renewable energy.
“With emerging clean energy sources like hydrogen, innovation and collaboration with partners in technological development are key, as they contribute towards achieving cost competitiveness and scalability for wider use across businesses and industries,” said Petronas Gas and New Energy CEO Adnan Zainal Abidin.
Eneos has applied for funding for the project from the Japanese government’s Green Innovation Fund which sponsors decarbonisation initiatives.