Sembcorp Utilities has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation to explore the feasibility and implementation of a commercial-scale supply chain to deliver decarbonised hydrogen into Singapore, utilising Chiyoda’s proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology “SPERA Hydrogen”.
This MOU represents a strategically important step in the potential creation of a commercial-scale global supply chain for decarbonised hydrogen into Singapore. The parties intend to undertake joint efforts to explore the most cost-effective hydrogen production in offshore locations for subsequent hydrogenation in these selected locations, and to ultimately ship MCH to Singapore for use.
The supply chain would utilise Chiyoda’s “proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology”, SPERA Hydrogen. The technology allows for hydrogen to be safely stored “under ambient temperature and pressure in large quantities for long periods of time and to transport hydrogen over long distances in the form of methylcyclohexane (MCH)”.
The participation in the MOU enables Sembcorp to potentially perform use tests via its domestic power generation assets by blending carbon-neutral hydrogen with natural gas to decarbonise power generation, Supply carbon-neutral hydrogen to customers both within and outside Singapore’s Jurong Island for fuel, chemical feedstock and other applications and to Support the growth of demand for the emerging hydrogen segment in Singapore and other markets.