PGE and TEPCO eyeing cost-effective green hydrogen production

The goal of the joint study between PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) and the Japanese power utility holding company TEPCO is to find the best operational technology for affordable green hydrogen production and transportation.

PGE’s geothermal power plant technology and TEPCO’s hydrogen production technology will be combined in this project. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan’s national organization for research and development, also supports it.

A delegation from Japan visited the PGE’s Lahendong geothermal site as part of this program. Kanasugi Kenji, the Japanese ambassador to Indonesia, as well as representatives from NEDO and TEPCO were part of the trip. The Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) concept will be realized, according to the Japanese ambassador on this occasion. During bilateral discussions at the G20 Summit in Bali, the heads of state of Japan and Indonesia had already agreed to this.

The business is creating a green hydrogen pilot project in the PGE geothermal area, according to Dannif Danusaputro, CEO of PT Pertamina Power Indonesia (Pertamina NRE). 100 kilogram per day is the project’s target output rate.

“PGE has the vision to become a world-class green energy company with the largest geothermal capacity in the world,” said Ahmad Yuniarto, the main director of PGE. “This vision is supported by three strategic pillars: optimizing existing areas of operation, expanding geothermal value chains, and developing new geothermal areas.

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