The Sabah Government is investigating the possibility of producing hydrogen from renewable sources.
Phoong Jin Zhe, State Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship Minister stated that Sabah has a greater prospect than green and sustainable industries.
When we discuss renewable energy, the discussion is not only about energy but also about its industrial potential. The end product of the electrolysis process can be hydrogen.
“Sarawak is, for example, working with a Korean firm that converts water from dams to hydrogen. This is a new concept.
The world is moving towards hydrogen. Sabah has a favourable climate, which can be used to produce hydrogen downstream. He said this at the launch of Green Innovation for Sustainable Growth, a forum held in Kota Kinabalu.
Phoong, also a Luyang Assemblyman, expressed a desire to work with the Federal Government to accelerate the growth of the Sabah industry.
He said that the investment will create jobs in Sabah, including high-paying, skilled positions, as well as enhance infrastructure development.
Phoong stated that a roundtable discussion would be held at the federal government level, involving multiple agencies to discuss the future of the industry in the state.
Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, the Sabah Finance Minister, is expected at the meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
The roundtable is to discuss the strategy and identify future industries we should target. We will also outline our needs and demands for the federal government and determine how they can help us.
Phoong said We must establish better relationships and collaborate with federal agencies and the government. Datuk George Lim, the founder of Sabah Entrepreneurs Transformation, was also present.