Opened last Friday (July 1) the NUS Centre for Hydrogen Innovations (CHI) is said to be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and aims to create ‘breakthrough’ technologies to make hydrogen commercially viable as a green energy source.

It is hoped the new institute which received SGD $15m ($10.7m) of funding from Temasek, will help position Singapore as a leader in enabling a hydrogen economy.

Russell Tham, Head of Strategic Development and Joint Head of Enterprise Development at Temasek, commented, “Temasek supports efforts that catalyse solutions for a Net Nero world. We believe green hydrogen can play an important role in global decarbonisation. Hence, we are pleased to support CHI in their efforts to accelerate R&D breakthroughs and develop research talent for the hydrogen economy.”

In 2021, H2 View reported that Singapore was set to expand low-carbon hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies to support its energy transition. 

Read more: Singapore to expand low-carbon hydrogen technologies to support the energy transition

Prof. Ho Teck Hua, Senior Deputy President and Provost at the NUS, said, “The Centre for Hydrogen Innovations will conduct ground-breaking research on making green hydrogen affordable for Singapore.

“The Centre and the existing NUS Green Energy Programme, which focuses on carbon capture and utilisation, are both key to NUS’ strategy of offering world-class, innovative solutions to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as a source of energy.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.