Malaysia, Singapore mulling hydrogen pipeline

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City Energy and Malaysia’s Gentari have signed a joint feasibility study agreement to construct a hydrogen pipeline from Malaysia to Singapore. City Energy, the exclusive supplier of piped town gas in Singapore, along with Gentari, a clean energy solutions provider owned by Petronas, will launch a 12-month feasibility study. Gentari’s aim is to produce approximately 1.2 million tons of clean hydrogen per year.

Fluxys Belgium introduced the BE-HyStore project to store hydrogen in an underground aquifer in Antwerp, previously used for natural gas storage, following a three-year feasibility study conducted in partnership with Geostock and plans for continued analysis in collaboration with Ghent University.

Hyundai Motor, Katech, Air Products Qudra, and Saptco have agreed to create a hydrogen-based mobility ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, with Hyundai supplying hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles to Saptco and Katech exploring R&D collaborations.

Envision Group has launched a green hydrogen and green ammonia production facility in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. It involves a joint investment of CNY 40 billion ($5.55 billion) with the Chifeng State-owned Assets Group. The project aims for an annual capacity of 1.52 million metric tons of green hydrogen and green ammonia. The first phase, which has started, will include 1.35 GW of renewable energy installation (wind and solar PV power), 56 MW / 224 MWh of energy storage, a new 220 KV boosting station, related grid infrastructure, and a total green ammonia capacity of 320,000 metric tons. The first-phase investment amounts to around CNY 9 billion, with all targets expected to be completed and commissioned by the end of 2024.

Hyzon Motors has started a commercial trial for its first Heavy Rigid fuel cell electric waste collection truck, working in collaboration with Remondis Australia. The trial may lead to a full vehicle purchase upon meeting specific performance targets, as stated by the US hydrogen fuel cell technology developer.

Thyssenkrupp nucera recently set up an office in Mumbai, India, to support the company’s global electrolysis-related engineering and project execution activities, especially in the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. This office marks the eighth location for the German company, following Milan, Houston, Riyadh,  Tokyo, Okayama, Shanghai, Perth, and the company’s headquarters in Dortmund, Germany.

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