The Department of Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Australia-based research and development company Star Scientific Ltd. to explore the potential of hydrogen as source of fuel for the Phippines.
“I have often said that there could be a lot of potential for hydrogen for the local industry given that it is seen as the fuel of the future,” Cusi said in a statement Friday.
“We are hoping to be able to utilize hydrogen as fuel for electric vehicles and as part of the country’s future energy mix,” Cusi added.
Star Scientific prides itself for its breakthrough technology, Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser (HERO), which converts hydrogen into heat without combustion.
Through the MOU, the parties will investigate hydrogen production in the Philippines in an effort to make the country energy independent so as to significantly reduce the country’s CO2 emissions.
The parties will work together to study ways in which Star’s HERO technology can be used to convert existing power assets within the Philippines to unlimited zero-emissions hydrogen assets.