Keppel Data Centres, Chevron, Pan-United and Surbana Jurong, with the support of the National Research Foundation, have joined forced to jointly develop the first end-to-end decarbonisation process in Singapore.

The companies today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the development of a carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration (CCUS) system to help Singapore lower its carbon emissions. 

As part of the MoU, Keppel Data Centres, Chevron, Pan-United and Surbana Jurong will jointly explore, identify and develop mature carbon capture technologies, coupled with novel technologies that utilise cryogens, membranes and hydrogen.

The four companies will also leverage their combined resources, knowledge and capabilities with other research partners, institutes of higher learning and international partners to advance the development of the CCUS technologies.

Commenting on the project, May Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Pan-United Corporation, said, “Multi-industry collaboration is a key strategy to innovate commercially viable clean technologies that can decarbonise the built environment.”

Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF), added, “Investing in low-carbon R&D to drive cost-effective solutions is crucial for Singapore in our journey towards a low-emission economy.”

“While Singapore, like the world, is still dependent on fossil fuels for our energy needs, technologies that enable efficient CCUS would help mitigate our emissions greatly. CCUS also presents opportunities for converting carbon dioxide into novel chemicals, materials and fuels, offering potential in growing new industries.”

Carbon emissions currently make up 97% of Singapore’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Under the Paris Agreement, Singapore has pledged to, by 2030, reduce its emissions intensity by 36% from 2005 levels, and to stabilise its emissions and peak around 2030.