Energy Economy

27 Oct 2020

Singapore Earmarks $49m for Hydrogen, CCUS

27 Oct 2020  by Joanna Sampson   

Singapore has earmarked $49m to fund research, development and demonstration projects in hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) over the next five years.

These efforts aim to accelerate the technical and economic viability of such emerging technologies to reduce Singapore’s carbon emissions, particularly for emissions intensive areas like the power and industrial sectors, the Singapore Government said.

“Hydrogen and CCUS are promising technologies that have the potential to transform Singapore’s energy landscape and help us achieve our long-term emissions reduction goals,” said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.

“This new funding initiative strengthens our current efforts, and will accelerate our transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.”

Research projects could include technologies that enable the effective capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from low-concentration emission sources in the industrial and power sectors, and to convert the CO2 into useful products such as building materials, reclamation sand and synthetic fuels.

Test-beds for emerging technologies, such as the blending of low-carbon hydrogen with natural gas in combined cycle gas turbines, will reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation.

These test-beds could yield insights in applying low carbon technologies in Singapore’s context, and facilitate future deployment.

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