The centre, which is said to be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, has received SGD 15 million of funding from Temasek. Along with additional funding from NUS, the CHI has a total investment of SGD 25 million.
“The Centre for Hydrogen Innovations will conduct ground-breaking research on making green hydrogen affordable for Singapore. The Centre and the existing NUS Green Energy Programme, which focuses on carbon capture and utilisation, are both key to NUS’ strategy of offering world-class, innovative solutions to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as a source of energy,” said Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost.
Russell Tham, Head of Strategic Development and Joint Head of Enterprise Development Group at Temasek, said: “Temasek supports efforts that catalyse solutions for a net zero world. We believe green hydrogen can play an important role in global decarbonisation. Hence, we are pleased to support CHI in their efforts to accelerate R&D breakthroughs and develop research talent for the hydrogen economy.”