NEDO launches FS on a solar-based hydrogen plant

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is conducting a feasibility study on hydrogen utilization in the industrial sector in Indonesia using solar power energy. Beny Adi Purwanto, Sub-Coordinator of the Ministry of Industry's Electrical Equipment and Medical Devices Machinery Industry, told webinar participants on Tuesday that the hydrogen plant will be powered by a 6.3 MWp rooftop solar power plant. "Is it still in the feasibility study phase and they are still looking for funding sources. The plan is to use funding from JETP to realize the project," Beny said.

The hydrogen plant is expected to produce around 970 m3/hour of hydrogen, or equal to 80.9 kg/hour. The average CO2 reduction will be around 614 tons per year. He declined to disclose the project owner and the location of the study. "NEDO will announce the location and the project itself once they have completed the study," he concluded.