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Korea and Malaysian state of Sarawak discuss energy cooperation
  • Registration date2024-05-21
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Deputy Minister for Energy Policy Lee Ho-hyeon met with Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg on May 21 in Seoul and discussed measures for energy cooperation in hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS).


A number of Korean firms are pushing joint projects with the Sarawak state of Malaysia at the moment, and the above meeting came about on the occasion of Premier Johari’s visit for meetings with relevant Korean companies for discussions on Sarawak’s development direction.


Deputy Minister Lee asked that Sarawak give active support and interest towards the “Sarawak New Energy Hub” project underway by Korean companies like Samsung E&A and Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) for utilizing the state’s rich renewable energy and natural resources to produce clean ammonia and methanol. He also stated that he looks forward to seeing Korea-Sarawak cooperation continue in establishing the supply chain for clean hydrogen.


Moreover, with regard to the Shepherd CCS Project in which both countries’ companies are participating for transport and storage of carbon dioxide to Sarawak, the deputy minister requested interest in commencing talks concerning Korea-Malaysia cross-border carbon dioxide transfer and storage.