PETRONAS and ENEOS Hydrogen-To-MCH Project; Risen Energy supplies PV modules to Sinopec

The project could potentially be the first commercial-scale hydrogen-to-MCH undertaking in the world.

PETRONAS Hydrogen Sdn. Bhd. (PH2SB) and ENEOS Corporation (ENEOS) have signed a Joint Feasibility Study Agreement (JFSA) to advance the studies for commercial hydrogen production and conversion project in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Both parties will conduct technical and commercial feasibility studies to produce low carbon hydrogen from PETRONAS’ existing facilities, produce green hydrogen from a new hydro-powered electrolyser facility, and hydrogen conversion into methylcyclohexane (MCH).

The deal is part of the long-term MoU signed last August to develop a clean hydrogen supply chain between Malaysia and Japan.

The facilities are projected to have a total hydrogen production and conversion capacity of around 50,000 tonnes/year by 2027 for export in MCH form to Japan, where the clean hydrogen will be distributed to Japanese industries through ENEOS’ refineries. Its Final Investment Decision is expected by the end of 2023.

Through ENEOS, this hydrogen-to-MCH project has been selected as one of the Green Innovation Fund projects by the Japanese Government.

Risen Energy to supply PV modules to Sinopec’s green hydrogen demonstration project in Xinjiang

Risen Energy Co., Ltd. (a solar module manufacturer in China) won the bid to supply TITAN 650W PV modules to Sinopec’s green hydrogen demonstration project in Kuqa County, Xinjiang, China.

The 361 MW project, once completed, is expected to be the world’s largest PV-based hydrogen production facility and is regarded as a breakthrough in promoting the transformation of China’s big traditional energy producers.

Given the bid’s requirement for PV modules with a power output of at least 650W, the four companies that produce 210mm modules or both 210mm and 182mm modules were the only ones considered.

Risen Energy plans to broaden the application of clean energy by collaborating with Sinopec to explore new approaches to PV-based hydrogen production by utilising its integrated competence in products and technologies.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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