Toshiba helps Indonesia build CO2-free energy system hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Antara)
Jakarta (VNA)Toshiba and an Indonesian state-owned company have sealed a deal on building hydrogen-based energy systems with zero CO2 emission to meet electrical power in the country’ remote areas.

Indonesian news agency ANTARA on October 13 quoted an official statement from Toshiba, which announced the memorandum of understanding was signed between Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) and Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) during the 6th Indonesia-Japan Energy Forum held by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

According to the MoU, Toshiba ESS and the PLN will evaluate viable technologies and policies necessary for an advanced adoption of the commercial H2One™ in Indonesia by 2023.

H2One™ is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to electrolyze hydrogen from water, stores and uses the hydrogen in fuel cells to provide a stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally-friendly electricity and hot water.

The MoU is in line with Indonesia’s Electricity Power Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), which aims to increase the rate of its renewal energy capacity from 12.52 percent in 2017 to 23 percent by 2025.

The pact is also a follow up to another MoU signed between Toshiba and the Indonesian Agency in August 2018 for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) on conducting a joint survey for the accelerated adoption of H2One™.

The development and survey of H2One™ adopted project was entrusted to Toshiba ESS in September 2018. The company subsequently identified areas where the system could be adopted by February 2019. It is now working for the implementation of a demonstration system./.