Green hydrogen fuel could compete with petrol by 2050

Green hydrogen fuel could compete with petrol by 2050 once Malaysia develops its own hydrogen economy ecosystem, says the Science, Technology, and Innovation ministry.

Its minister Chang Lih Kang said transitioning to green hydrogen is part of Malaysia’s mission to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

First, Malaysia must establish both the demand and supply for green hydrogen within the country, which involves the construction of hydrogen plants.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim officiated the event, traveling to the Prime Minister’s office in a Toyota Mirai.

The Mirai is a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) that generates electricity using hydrogen for propulsion, with water as a byproduct without any carbon emissions.

Chang added that Malaysia is working towards building a hydrogen economy, including the construction of two hydrogen plants.

He said the government is hoping to benefit from the hydrogen economy, with approximately RM12 billion in the export of green hydrogen.

Chang said among the benefits of a green hydrogen car is that it has a short refueling period of about three to four minutes for a full tank, a range of about 700 kilometers to 1,000 kilometers per full tank, and that it weighs less compared to other electric vehicles.

Tags: Green Hydrogen, Malaysia, Petrol
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