Linde, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited and YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration to study the feasibility of using hydrogen-generated power in Singapore’s data centre ecosystem.
In a joint statement, the companies said this move will contribute to Singapore’s sustainability efforts and complement its plans to import renewable electricity.
Singapore’s power sector accounts for 40% of the country’s overall emissions, they said, citing data from the Energy Market Authority (EMA). They also said that under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the adoption of low-carbon alternatives such as clean hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition.
The companies said the partnership is aligned with their respective goals and commitments to a global economy, with ST Telemedia announcing last year its environmental, social, and governance strategy and commitment to carbon-neutral data centre operations by 2030, along with the use of renewable energy.
ST Telemedia also participated in various green initiatives including a pilot auction of carbon credits by Climate Impact Exchange and was recognised for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold-certified green data centres.
Meanwhile, YTL PowerSeraya targets to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030, whilst YTL Data Centre aims to build sustainable data-driven ecosystems run by renewable energy.
Linde, which has a $2.5b hydrogen business and over 150 major hydrogen production plants globally, announced its target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2035.