Universiti Teknologi Brunei, UTB and The Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with a consortium of Japanese companies have co-hosted a seminar on the utilization of hydrogen. The seminar was held at the university campus yesterday afternoon.
His Excellency Motohiko Kato, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the country in a speech emphasised the increasing potential of hydrogen as a new energy source and encouraged Bruneians to take advantage of the currently ongoing global hydrogen supply chain demonstration project between Brunei Darussalam and Japan. The project is led by the Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Department, AHEAD in order to assist in the diversification of Brunei's economy.
Meanwhile, Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei, UTB in her closing remarks hoped that the series of talks have inspired, promoted and generated new research interests especially from the younger generation on considering making hydrogen as a renewable energy source in Brunei. The seminar provided a valuable opportunity to engage the universitys community to consider hydrogen as a new energy source and its potential industrial value. The project also exemplifies and strengthens the continuous bilateral ties between Brunei Darussalam and Japan not only in the traditional Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG trade but also in developing new technology for the oil and gas sector.
Source:: Radio Television Brunei