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Gentari Hydrogen and IHI Corporation to produce ammonia from renewables in Malaysia

Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS’ clean energy entity, has entered into a partnership with IHI Corporation to produce green ammonia from renewables in Malaysia.

The duo announced that they have already concluded a memorandum of understanding to study the feasibility in Johor, which is a suitable site for solar power generation.

The duo will study on how the abundant solar resources of Malaysia can be used to produce and sell green ammonia from renewables.

As per the agreement, IHI and Gentari will consider a business model for ammonia production. Green ammonia will be produced and used locally for power generation and marine fuel supply, while it will also be exported to the Asian markets, the company said in a statement.

According to IHI, it will conduct technical studies and ammonia demand surveys, while Gentari will look after the assessment of renewable energy supply.

It has been informed that the project aims to develop a commercial ammonia production plant with a plan to start operations in 2026.

According to the companies, the feasibility study will explore several “ammonia application models in Malaysia and build a fuel ammonia supply chain to address the future increase of clean fuel demand,” a report mentioned.

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