Govt outlines five strategic cores to develop robust, competitive hydrogen ecosystem


KUALA LUMPUR: The government has outlined five strategic cores to develop a robust and competitive hydrogen ecosystem, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that the cores would allow Malaysia to lead in the hydrogen economy by 2050.

“The Hydrogen Economy Technology Roadmap (HETR) that was discussed and agreed during the National Science Council would support the country’s Low Carbon Aspirations 2040 under the National Energy Policy (2022-2040).

“The green hydrogen global market is projected to reach US$189.19bil (RM869bil),” Anwar said in a statement read by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Chang Lih Kang at the National Science Centre here on Wednesday (June 7).

Anwar, who chaired the National Science Council meeting earlier, also said that the hydrogen economy in Malaysia would be valued at US$3.1bil (RM14.27bil).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attends the National Science Council meeting at National Science Centre accompanied by MOSTI minister YB Chang Lih Kang (left)  — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The StarPrime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attends the National Science Council meeting at National Science Centre accompanied by MOSTI minister YB Chang Lih Kang (left) — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

Malaysia would also be expected to generate between RM49bil and RM61bil to the Gross Domestic Product in 2030 through the implementation of HETR, he added.

Anwar said that a total of 45,000 job opportunities would also be created under the proposed roadmap.

He said that the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) has also implemented several initiatives and projects related to the new energy.

The projects covered the generation and mobility of hydrogen through collaboration between agencies such as NanoMalaysia.

Chang, whose ministry was the council secretariat, said that the implementation of the roadmap would also involve almost half of the Cabinet.

Some ministers that were present at the council meeting include Plantations and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil, among others.

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