Singapore terminal operators part of MoU to develop hydrogen as a fuel

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Posted April 2, 2020

PSA Corp, Jurong Port and Singapore LNG (SLNG), have joined two other Singapore companies and two Japanese players in an agreement to develop ways of using hydrogen as a low carbon future fuel.

The three companies have joined SembCorp Industries, City Gas, Chiyoda Corp and Mitsubishi Corp in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that covers the research and development of technologies related to the importation, transportation and storage of hydrogen.

The companies will identify and demonstrate use cases using Chiyoda’s SPERA Hydrogen, Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology to allow hydrogen to be safely transported in chemical tankers at normal atmospheric temperature and pressure.

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The two terminal operators involved in the MoU see a role in facilitating the growth in use of hydrogen as a fuel.

“Powering our horizontal transport with hydrogen is just the beginning, and we will see its application expanding in the future, playing a part in our Smart Grid systems with EMA, and augmenting business adjacencies in our future Tuas Ecosystem.” said Ong Kim Pong, regional ceo Southeast Asia, PSA International.

“Jurong Port is working with Chiyoda as we believe that the port is well placed to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a viable fuel option for power generation in Singapore’s transition to a low-emissions future,” said Ooi Boon Hoe, ceo of Jurong Port.

SLNG will look at ways of using its terminal infrastructure for LNG for hydrogen import and storage.

“SLNG is pleased to be a part of this pioneering and very exciting collaboration, through seeking synergistic ways of using our terminal infrastructure. We are in the midst of a global energy transition, and SLNG is committed to doing what we can to facilitate and catalyse this process.” said Tan Soo Koong, ceo of SLNG

Source: seatrade-maritime