Pertamina, Toyota team up to develop hydrogen ecosystem for transportation

Pertamina New & Renewable Energy (Pertamina NRE) has partnered with Toyota to develop a hydrogen ecosystem as a vehicle fuel in Indonesia. During the groundbreaking of the hydrogen refueling station (HRS) held Wednesday in Jakarta, both entities agreed that building this ecosystem involves not only preparing the infrastructure but also cooperating with consumers to ensure demand levels.

The collaboration between these two entities is outlined in the Joint Development Agreement for the development of a hydrogen-based transportation ecosystem, signed by CEO of Pertamina NRE, Dannif Danusaputro, and President Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Nandi Julyanto. The agreement was witnessed by Chairman of PT Pertamina (Persero), Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, and President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero), Nicke Widyawati.

"The groundbreaking of this hydrogen refueling station is a significant milestone in building the hydrogen ecosystem as a vehicle fuel in Indonesia. Equally important is collaboration, not only in the upstream but also in the downstream aspects when creating an ecosystem. That's why we are partnering with Toyota, which has produced fuel cell electric vehicles like the Toyota Mirai, which will be refueled at our HRS. We welcome this strategic collaboration," Dannif said. The Daan Mogot gas station will become the first integrated energy refueling station in Indonesia, offering three types of fuels at a single refueling station: oil, gas, and hydrogen. With the concept of a High-Speed Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS), it will be capable of commercially refueling hydrogen in less than five minutes.