Singapore’s Carbon Governance Pte Ltd signed an MOU with a local partner company in Bintan, Indonesia, for a long-term land lease to develop a solar-based green hydrogen production and export facility.
The solar farm will use high-efficiency bi-facial solar panels and is estimated to produce adequate and reliable power to run the electrolysers with a planned production capacity of 30,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day.
The Bintan Green Hydrogen project is expected to reach FID in the fourth quarter of 2023. The export of green hydrogen to Southeast Asia is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2027.
Feasibility studies have been completed, and the preliminary engineering design process has commenced. The partner selection process for electrolyser technology will be initiated in January 2023.
Around 7,500 fuel cell, electric vehicles are expected to be fuelled daily by the Bintan Green Hydrogen plant.
Other major applications include blending green hydrogen with natural gas for power generation, which significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the power plant.
Ms. Cheryl Goh, Executive Director of Carbon Governance, said, “Carbon Governance believes that hydrogen will soon become the next primary energy source for countries, and this project is the first pragmatic step towards making green hydrogen commercially attractive.”
Dr. Muthu Chezhian, CEO of Carbon Governance, said, “Our target is to reduce the capital cost of the electrolyser unit while improving energy efficiency for converting solar power to hydrogen over a wide range of operational scenarios.”