City Energy and Gentari have agreed to jointly conduct feasibility studies of a hydrogen supply chain from Malaysia to Singapore.
City Energy is Singapore’s gas utility provider while Gentari is a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS.
The duo has signed two Memorandum of Understandings to jointly conduct feasibility studies of a hydrogen supply chain and to allow customers to access both parties’ electric vehicle (EV) charging network.
As per the agreement, City Energy and Gentari will “leverage each other’s strengths, expertise, and resources to pursue opportunities in the import of hydrogen into Singapore.”
The duo aims to support Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy, which is a key decarbonization pathway to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The duo will also explore other hydrogen-related opportunities.
“This strategic partnership between City Energy and Gentari is a key development for us. As City Energy is the sole piped town gas provider for more than 880,000 homes and businesses, City Energy is well placed to establish a hydrogen supply for the future production of our town gas. We are excited to collaborate with Gentari to develop a hydrogen supply chain that will contribute to our nation’s hydrogen strategy,” Perry Ong, Chief Executive Officer of City Energy, was quoted in a statement.
Similarly, Azalbert, Gentari’s Chief Hydrogen Officer, remarked, “While Gentari aims to become the go-to industry partner for clean hydrogen, we want to be able to provide integrated clean energy solutions for customers in Asia Pacific, among others. We are committed to supporting Singapore in achieving net zero emissions by 2050,”
Gentari aims to produce up to 1.2 million tonnes per annum of clean hydrogen.