SINGAPORE LAUNCHES HYDROGEN STRATEGY

Dec 5, 2022 | Marine fuel & lubricant news

Singapore has launched its National Hydrogen Strategy, a key thrust of which is for Singapore to experiment with the use of advanced hydrogen technologies that are on the cusp of commercial readiness.

To this end, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) are inviting interested parties to submit proposals under an Expression of Interest (EOI) to build, own and operate low or zero-carbon power generation and bunkering solutions in Jurong Island, Singapore.

Low or zero-carbon hydrogen has the potential to support Singapore’s decarbonisation efforts and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The EOI will enable exploration of use of low or zero-carbon fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia, alongside other low-carbon alternatives such as electricity imports and domestic renewable energy sources. Low or zero-carbon ammonia is also seen to have multiple end-use pathways including bunkering.

Due to its low energy density, hydrogen gas needs to be liquefied, compressed or converted into a hydrogen carrier for transport and storage. Ammonia is currently one of the most technologically ready hydrogen carriers with an established international supply chain for industrial use. The EOI will enable Singapore to assess the viability of such projects, and support the development of the safety standards, regulations and ecosystem needed.  

Teo Eng MPA CEO said: “Close collaboration between the public and private sector is critical to accelerate decarbonisation in the maritime industry. MPA hopes to partner those who are committed to building up the global supply chain for low or zero-carbon fuels, including ammonia, with Singapore as a key bunkering hub.”

Interested parties should visit the EMA or MPA websites for the EOI document for more details.

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