Gentari And SEDC Energy Forge Path To Sustainable Hydrogen Future In Sarawak

Gentari And SEDC Energy Forge Path To Sustainable Hydrogen Future In Sarawak

Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd (SEDCE) to forge the path to a sustainable future in the state of Sarawak. Gentari Hydrogen is a subsidiary of Gentari Sdn Bhd, a leading provider of clean energy solutions, while SEDCE is a subsidiary of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation. The HoA marks the joint development of a centralised hydrogen production hub in Bintulu, to be known as the Sarawak H2 Hub.

This is one of the sustainable energy initiatives by both parties to advance towards a carbon neutral economy. Sarawak is positioning itself to be a commercial hydrogen producer by 2027 with the vision of transitioning the state into a hydrogen economy; SEDCE is entrusted with spearheading Sarawak’s transition to a new energy landscape. The Sarawak H2 Hub, envisaged as a global-scale hydrogen production facility, aims to serve as the sole source of green hydrogen for downstream operations in the Bintulu division area. The joint venture entity will not only oversee hydrogen production within the region but will also optimise all hydrogen production projects within the region. Hydrogen_Energy

“Malaysia is well-placed to be a clean hydrogen hub in ASEAN, led by states such as Sarawak with its ample sustainable resources. At Gentari, we have been focused on pursuing collaborations with partners such as SEDC Energy to develop the local hydrogen economy, which will create economic value for the state while positioning the country as a hydrogen export hub,” said Michèle Azalbert, Chief Hydrogen Officer, Gentari.

“We believe that hydrogen is the way forward and we are committed to contributing towards Sarawak’s Hydrogen Economy Roadmap, in addition to the Malaysian government’s vision and objectives in the Hydrogen Economy and Technology Roadmap (HETR). Hydrogen’s role in decarbonising sectors like energy, transportation, and petrochemicals globally cannot be understated, and the demand for low carbon hydrogen-derivatives is a testament to its rising significance,” he added.

“This strategic partnership between SEDCE and Gentari for the Sarawak H2 hub will be a significant undertaking as this will spur more developments and attract new investments especially in the new energy sector. Hydrogen will play a role in the energy transition and as highlighted in the National Energy Transition Roadmap, Sarawak’s role in advancing this development is worthwhile to note. It resonates well with our approach to collaboration internationally and domestically,” added Robert Hardin, CEO, SEDCE. Hyundai NEXO_Sarawak Energy_Hydrogen Refuelling Station_Kuching_Malaysia

Gentari and SEDC Energy had previously entered into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement to explore potential collaborations in the development and provision of integrated clean energy solutions and contribution to policy and regulatory development in the state.

The HoA document exchange was held at the Borneo Energy Transition Conference (BETC2024) in Kuching, and witnessed by the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg.


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