Hydrogen has gone through decades of ups and downs since the 1960s. This time, the revival of interest around hydrogen is driven by the urgent need to decarbonise the "hard-to-abate" sectors, such as cement, iron & steel, and long-haul transport.
Hydrogen is an energy carrier, but very often, it is mistakenly considered as an energy source. Hydrogen needs to be converted from water or other resources through conversion technologies such as electrolysis, thermolysis, and steam methane reforming. It competes with electricity in some of the downstream use cases, such as transport and heating.
Similar and yet very different from electricity, hydrogen requires a value chain from upstream natural resource harvest, to conversion, transport and downstream applications. Can hydrogen truly become an economically competitive and environmentally friendly alternative to electricity? What are the opportunities and challenges in establishing a sustainable hydrogen ecosystem? What does a future hydrogen diplomacy hold for the long-term future global hydrogen market? Those are some of the critical questions we will be investigating in this study.
If you are interested to contribute towards accelerating the global hydrogen development, we welcome you to join our effort and become a valuable part of the ecosystem.
When energy transition and sustainable development effort are constrained by land space and natural resources, marine and offshore energy technology could open up additional options for countries to rethink future energy security and decarbonisation strategies.
An offshore floating multi-utility complex is conceived to be powered by sustainable floating offshore energy sources (such as solar, wind, or nuclear) while producing multiple energy related products including hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, electricity, and even potable water. In addition to supply to onshore economic activities, such a concept could also enable future advanced maritime decarbonisation options such as electrification of ocean going vessels.
This study aims to uncover the costs and benefits of such a concept in enabling cross-sectoral decarbonisation and a greater clean energy ecosystem for ASEAN countries.
What it takes for nuclear energy to enable an energy transition journey towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions? What is the role of advanced nuclear power technologies in enabling a sustainable clean energy economy? What are the costs, benefits, opportunities and challenges of innovative business models around small modular reactors? What are the strategic considerations, policy options, and industrial actions that need to be put in place to accelerate the journey towards net-zero with nuclear energy?
This study will be the first of its kind multi-stakeholder study in Southeast Asia. Join our ecosystem and stay ahead of the curve in this energy transition journey!
The built environment sector contributes around 40 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a significant portion of this comes from the heating and cooling energy demand by buildings. Cooling systems typically make up about 40 to 50 per cent of a building’s total energy consumption. Cooling systems commonly use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as refrigerant which are potent GHGs of 116 to 12,400 times more efficient at trapping heat than CO2. Excessive use of HFCs and lack of proper governance in the handling of HFCs (from leakage, refuelling, disposal, etc.) will exacerbate climate change – leading to even higher temperatures.
Natural refrigerant based cooling and heating systems combined with Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) can help address both the HFC and energy efficiency problems. This study will explore the overall costs and benefits of a combined cooling and heating system using natural CO2 (R744) refrigerant coupled with AIoT using CSER's in-house LCA-TEA (acronym for life cycle analysis techno-economic assessment) modelling tools based on a real-life pilot system.
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