Pertamina, TEPCO to develop green hydrogen, ammonia in North Sulawesi

Pertamina Power Indonesia also known as Pertamina New and Renewable Energy (PNRE) and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated (TEPCO HD) on Friday signed a joint development agreement (JDA) on green hydrogen and green ammonia.

TEPCO HD and Yamanashi Hydrogen Company, Inc. (YHC) began a Feasibility Study on their "Demonstration of hydrogen technology that utilizes surplus electricity and exhaust heat from geothermal power generation to achieve economically viable hydrogen production and transportation", which was selected as an "International demonstration of Japanese technology that will contribute to decarbonization and energy conversion" by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

This JDA clarifies the structure and schedule for further collaboration activities for NEDO Feasibility Study and stipulates that PNRE and TEPCO HD will work together towards a NEDO Demonstration Study, which is scheduled for October 2024, as a first step in these activities. PNRE, TEPCO HD, and YHC are preparing to construct a hydrogen production facility adjacent to the Lahendong geothermal power plant owned by Pertamina Geothermal Energy, a subsidiary of PPI, in North Sulawesi. PNRE and TEPCO HD will work together to expand and commercialize further the findings from the joint collaboration in accordance with their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).