By INS Contributors
TOKYO, Japan--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to conduct joint research on clean energy solutions that will enable decarbonization in Indonesia.
The online signing ceremony took place on Feb. 7 and was attended by the Ambassador of Indonesia to Japan, H.E. Heri Akhmadi; the Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia, H.E. Kenji Kanasugi; ITB Rector, Ms. Reini Wirahadikusumah; and MHI’s Head of Energy Transition and Power Headquarters, Ken Kawai.
MHI’s Head of Energy Transition and Power Headquarters Ken Kawai said: “MHI has been at the forefront of supporting Indonesia in its energy transition for nearly half a century.
ITB Rector, Ms. Reini Wirahadikusumah added: “During the past two years, we have been collaborating with MHI to conduct advanced feasibility studies in clean energy, especially in financial and technical evaluation of ammonia and biomass co-firing.
A previous MOU between MHI and ITB enabled joint feasibility studies on emerging energy sources such as hydrogen and ammonia, as well as air quality control systems (AQCS) and microgrid solutions.
This new MOU comes at a time when Indonesia is ramping up efforts to decarbonize its energy sector evident in its recent commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent by 2030 and achieve 23 percent renewable energy use by 2025.