Southeast Asia welcomes first zero-emissions building

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ESI Africa: Singapore-based SP Group has established the first zero-emissions building in Southeast Asia that is fully powered by green hydrogen.Located at SP’s training centre at Woodleigh Park, the self-sustaining building is 100% powered with renewable energy via an innovative Hydrogen Energy System and is disconnected from the national electricity grid.Brandon Chia, Head, Centre of Excellence, SP Group said: “Buildings contribute 40% of energy-related carbon emissions worldwide. The Hydrogen Energy System provides a safe and compact way of storing green hydrogen, which powers the region’s first zero-emission building. We believe this can be a significant contributor toward Singapore’s climate change pledge to cut national emissions intensity by 36% below 2005 levels by 2030.”In urban places such as Singapore, due to limited land and inconsistent solar energy, achieving zero emission with 100% renewable energy is extremely challenging.The buildings and building construction sectors combined are responsible for nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions, according to the International Energy Agency.While there have been other energy systems using hydrogen as a fuel, the key challenge of hydrogen lies in having a storage solution that is safe for deployment in highly-urbanised areas such as Singapore.The system uses special metal alloy as a storage medium to bond with hydrogen. This allows for the storage of a large volume of hydrogen at a much lower pressure over a long period of time without any deterioration.SP is working with Marubeni Corporation and Tohoku University on the Hydrogen Energy System with special metal alloy storage tanks from Japan, and to customise and integrate it for use in Singapore.More: Southeast Asia welcomes first zero-emissions building Southeast Asia welcomes first zero-emissions buildinglast_img

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