Singapore Seeks Low or Zero-Carbon Power Generation and Bunkering Solutions

January 2023

A key thrust of the recently launched National Hydrogen Strategy strategy is for Singapore to experiment with advanced hydrogen technologies on the cusp of commercial readiness. To this end, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have invited interested parties to submit proposals under an Expression of Interest (EOI) to build, own and operate low or zero-carbon power generation and bunkering solutions in Jurong Island, Singapore.

Low or zero-carbon hydrogen has been identified as a key solution to support Singapore’s decarbonization efforts and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The EOI is meant to explore the use of low or zero-carbon fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia for power generation, alongside other low-carbon alternatives, such as electricity imports and domestic renewable energy sources. Low or zero-carbon ammonia may also have multiple end-use pathways for power generation and bunkering. Beyond the power and maritime sectors, low or zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia are also seen as promising decarbonization pathways for the city state´s energy, chemicals and aviation sectors.

Due to its low energy density, hydrogen gas must be liquefied, compressed or converted into a hydrogen carrier for transport and storage. Ammonia is one of the most technologically ready hydrogen carriers with an established international supply chain for industrial use. The EOI will enable Singapore to assess the viability of such projects, and support the development of the safety standards, regulations, and ecosystem needed.

MPA hopes to partner with technology providers building up the global supply chain for low or zero-carbon fuels, including ammonia, with Singapore as a key bunkering hub.

(Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore)

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