Asahi Kasei, Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS subsidiary), and JGC Holdings Corporation have completed a detailed feasibility study for a large-scale green hydrogen project.
The venture aims to produce up to 8,000 tonnes per year using a 60 MW alkaline water electrolyser system, marking a significant stride in Malaysia’s hydrogen ambitions.
The primary goal of this ambitious project is to deploy a 60 MW class water electrolyser, integrated with a sophisticated control system, for green hydrogen production. The initiative aligns with broader decarbonization objectives in Japan, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia, fostering regional green hydrogen production.
The core technology revolves around a 60 MW class alkaline water electrolyser system, a proven method for efficient hydrogen production. Asahi Kasei’s expertise, gained from managing a 10 MW electrolyser in Japan and successful demonstration experiments in Germany, adds a crucial element to the project’s success. The integrated control system enhances operational efficiency and ensures seamless hydrogen production.
This commercial-scale project signifies a pivotal moment for Malaysia’s hydrogen economy. With a target of 200,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen by 2030, the initiative supports Malaysia’s National Energy Transition Roadmap and Hydrogen Economy and Technology Roadmap. The collaboration positions Malaysia to emerge as a leading hydrogen hub in the region, leveraging PETRONAS assets and strategic advantages.