Pertamina and TEPCO to study green hydrogen
Hydrogen production is one of Pertamina NRE’s future business areas.
Pertamina Power Indonesia and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated signed a joint study agreement (JSA) on developing green hydrogen and green ammonia.
Pertamina NRE and TEPCO HD will combine Pertamina’s geothermal power generation technology and TEPCO HD’s hydrogen production technology to establish optimal operational technology and achieve cost-competitive green hydrogen & green ammonia production and transportation through this Joint Study.
Indonesia has the second-largest geothermal energy potential in the world, reaching 24 GW. Today, Pertamina NRE, through its subsidiary, Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), has installed and operates a geothermal capacity of up to 672 MW from six areas, comprising Sibayak, Ulubelu, Lumut Balai, Kamojang, Karaha, and Lahendong.
Dannif Danusaputro, CEO of Pertamina NRE, said, “We are developing a green hydrogen pilot project in the Ulubelu geothermal area with a production target of 100 kg/day. With the potential that we have, we believe we can be a pioneer hydrogen producer in the region and contribute to carbon emission reductions.”
Chikara Kojima, EVP of TEPCO HD, said, “We are striving to promote the utilization of hydrogen and ammonia.”