Hydrogen conference puts Sarawak at ‘forefront of green hydrogen revolution’

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The launch of APGH 2024. The launch of APGH 2024. Photo Credit: Supplied

Malaysia’s Sarawak state has furthered its commitment to green energy generation by hosting the Asia Pacific Green Hydrogen Conference & Exhibition (APGH) 2024.

Following the proposal of two green hydrogen projects in Sarawak, set to start operations by 2027, the APGH event aims to position Sarawak at the forefront of the Green Hydrogen Economy. 

“In the Asia Pacific region, the demand for green hydrogen is expected to grow by 50 per year over the next decade. As such, there is a need to ramp up the development and construction of Green Hydrogen plants. Over the last year, it was announced that production volumes for Hydrogen have increased by more than 40 per cent to 38 million tonnes p.a of additional capacity, roughly half of what the world needs by 2030 to be on track to meet the net zero emissions commitment by 2050,” said YB Dr Haji Hazland bin Abang Hipni, deputy minister for energy and environmental sustainability Sarawak, at the launch of the event in Kuala Lumpur.

“Through APGH 2024, we will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in green hydrogen, especially in the technology, policy, regulation and infrastructure development space. APGH 2024 will also provide a platform for businesses to network and explore opportunities for collaboration. I am also excited about the opportunity for our youths to take advantage of this platform to discover their passion and opportunities in clean energy, the energy transition and green hydrogen,” added Dr Haji Hazland bin Abang Hipni.

Tan Sri Asmat Bin Kamaludin, Chairman of Borneo Business Connect, said that the event aims to position Sarawak at the forefront of the Green Hydrogen Economy, to draw investors, collaborators, industry partners, researchers, and delegates with the objective to develop and growing green hydrogen, fuel cell, and renewable energy-related business ecosystem. He added that it will be a conducive platform and enabler for government investors and government-private sector partnerships for mutual benefits.

During the launch event for APGH, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) solidified its ‘unwavering commitment to sustainability and decarbonization’ by becoming the Exclusive Financial Institution Partner for APGH 2024.

The event will take place from the 11 to 13 of June 2024, at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak and is anticipated to attract 100 exhibitors, 500 conference delegates and 4000 trade visitors.


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