Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg says Sarawak hopes to be a major player in the hydrogen economy before the end of the decade.
He stated that the state was using its abundance of natural resources, including water to create hydrogen as a source of renewable energy.
“We are working together with Japan and South Korea in order to produce hydrogen.”
“The world’s economy has been moving in this direction.” Sarawak has the resources, and we will play a major role by 2030,” he stated at an event.
Abang Johari stated that Sarawak should explore new areas in order to transform its economy, with a focus on sustainability.
He stated that the state was determined to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change.
“We must align ourselves with global requirements and find alternative energy to lower carbon dioxide, such as in the transport sector.
Renewable energy is the solution. He said that Sarawak has the advantage to produce hydro power, and also the potential for green hydrogen production.
Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain, chairman of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), stated that SEDC Energy is collaborating with Sarawak Pekema in order to develop and promote electric mobility. This is consistent with the state’s environmental sustainability policies.