BRIN Maps Out National Hydrogen Usage Strategy Until 2060


VOINews, Jakarta - Indonesia's National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) stated that it had conducted a review on the national strategy road map related to the long-term use of hydrogen until 2060.

The BRIN identified the need for hydrogen until 2060, main expert researcher at BRIN's Energy Conversion and Conservation Research Center Eniya Listiani Dewi stated here Wednesday.

This road map underlines the need for an ecosystem that supports the implementation of hydrogen use in Indonesia, she noted during the Indonesia International Hydrogen Summit 2023.

She said the road map contains an explanation on the course for hydrogen utilization divided into three segments: pilot project or demo plant segment, introduction to market and market penetration development, and impact to economic value added.

According to Dewi, Indonesia's economy in the future will be supported not only by oil but also hydrogen, as this commodity can be used in various sectors.

These sectors range from the power plant sector to industries, especially the petrochemical industry, housing, and transportation.

The BRIN encourages the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to create a national hydrogen strategy that encompasses not only the potential but also production chain, distribution, and usage in Indonesia.

This is done, so that the private sector no longer doubts the government's commitment to hydrogen utilization.

Some 20 projects from industries already implement the pre-feasibility study on hydrogen technology in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, and Papua, Dewi remarked.

However, when a feasibility study is conducted, the private sector will seek a road map or a commitment. This is what the government must work on, she affirmed.

Dewi acknowledged that realizing the use of hydrogen energy takes time. It requires commitment from the government along with the existence of a road map, regulations, and clear standards, including an incentive mechanism.

The utilization of hydrogen has to start with the production of green hydrogen by the industry sector, though it still can only be done on a small scale due to the high price.

Dewi believes that the price will start to decline in 2030, but Indonesia cannot wait to start utilizing hydrogen until 2030, as the country may lag behind by then.  (Antaranews)

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