Sembcorp, Japan form strategic partnerships in low-carbon hydrogen sector

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Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) has signed multiple memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the government of Japan and a number of businesses in order to advance efforts involving hydrogen and other forms of decarbonization. In all partnerships, the hydrogen supply chain will be a key area of focus.

Sembcorp is in a good position to help the Singapore government's recently unveiled strategy to develop hydrogen as a significant decarbonization pathway because it is a major generator of renewable energy and the largest importer of natural gas in Singapore. With the cooperation struck today, Sembcorp will be able to use and access Japan's highly developed technology for developing and deploying hydrogen.

The partnerships formed include:

  • An MOU with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), for JBIC to support projects developed by Sembcorp and Japanese companies, with a focus on green hydrogen and ammonia.
  • An MOU with Sojitz Corporation (Sojitz) to partner on new renewable energy projects, including green hydrogen production, battery energy storage systems, and net zero industrial parks, in Asia Pacific.
  • An MOU with IHI Corporation (IHI) to collaborate on an integrated green ammonia supply chain, both upstream and downstream.
  • Advancing the development of hydrogen imports via methylcyclohexane, a type of liquid organic hydrogen carrier, with the commencement of Pre-FEED studies. This is a key milestone under the MOU with Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) and Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) signed in October 2021.

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