[ Curated :April 21, 2017 ]
MIRI: Foreign investors have shown interest in producing hydrogen fuel from the abundant water resources in Sarawak.
Minister of Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship, Trade and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this augurs well for the state’s drive to be a regional green energy powerhouse.
“Now, we also have investors expressing interest to produce hydrogen for fuel from our abundant water and hydropower resources,” he said when declaring open the International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy (ICMTE) 2017 at Curtin University of Technology Sarawak here yesterday.
Blessed with abundant energy resources, Sarawak is well-placed for diversification of energy supply, from hydrocarbon to renewable green energy sources such as hydro dams, photovoltaic (PV), solar, biomass energy from timber, palm oil waste and other sources.
It currently has installed capacity of 4,696MW as of 2016, out of which 74 per cent is from hydro, natural gas (13 per cent) and rest are from coal, diesel and small renewable sources.