September 23 (Renewables Now) - Professional services provider KBR Inc (NYSE:KBR) and London-based Argus Media will help Singapore determine how to source and use hydrogen to reduce its emissions under a “major hydrogen feasibility study”.
The pair has been selected to conduct market and technical studies covering potential sources of hydrogen imports to the city-state based on availability, cost, technical feasibility and supply security up to 2050. In the short-term, the hydrogen to be used may be produced from fossil fuels, while green or low-carbon forms will be sought for the long-term.
Argus will quantify the potential for a transition from fossil fuels to hydrogen, taking into account competition from greener technologies, such as electric vehicles and solar photovoltaics.
“The detailed analysis will inform Singapore's policy makers about the most balanced approach to decarbonizing the economy across the different sectors.”
KBR will run workshops and consultation sessions with important stakeholders, including representatives from the hydrogen supply, manufacturing, power generation and transport sectors. It will also seek to identify research, development and deployment (RD&D) investment opportunities that would allow Singapore to develop a competitive hydrogen economy in the long term.
The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Strategy Group, has commissioned the project together with the Singapore Economic Development Board and Energy Market Authority.