Petronas partners on green hydrogen initiative
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14, 2022 – Petronas has signed a joint feasibility study agreement with Japanese integrated energy company ENEOS Corporation to create a commercial hydrogen production and conversion project in Kerteh, Malaysia, the Malaysian NOC announced on Friday.
Under the agreement, the two companies will pursue studies on Petronas’ existing assets, including producing green hydrogen from a new hydro-powered electrolyser facility and hydrogen conversion to methylcyclohexane.
The proposed assets will have the capacity to produce and convert 50,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen to methylcyclohexane by 2027. The end product will be exported to ENEOS Corporation’s refineries in Japan.
The initiative could be the world’s first large-scale hydrogen-to-methylcyclohexane project.
The development falls under an MoU signed last August for the development of a hydrogen supply chain between Malaysia and Japan.
The final investment decision is expected in 2023.