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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – PT PLN (Persero) is currently preparing a supply chain for future green hydrogen needs as an environmentally friendly alternative fuel.

This followed the inauguration of 21 units of green hydrogen factories, aka Green Hydrogen Plants (GHP) spread throughout Indonesia.

PLN Indonesia Power President Director Edwin Nugraha Putra estimates that the future development of hydrogen cars is quite promising. Because, compared to electric cars, hydrogen fueled cars have a longer range.


He also gave the example that hydrogen fueled cars can usually cover an average distance of up to 800 kilometers (km). Assuming one kilo gram of hydrogen in a vehicle has a range of 100 km.

“There is a system for this hydrogen that uses 150 bar, there are those that use a 700 bar system that can be filled instantly. Because one car can hold approximately 5 to 8 kg, where 1 kg can travel 100 km to 800 km, even some cars can “The newest one can cover 120 km for 1 kg,” said Edwin on CNBC Indonesia’s Energy Corner program, quoted Thursday (23/11/2023).

Apart from that, refilling hydrogen fuel is also faster than recharging electric car batteries, which usually takes quite a long time. Even though, the filling uses the facility ultra fast charging.

“Ultra fast charging can take half an hour for a full charge, up to 1 hour, if he’s at home it can take several hours to charge, depending on how much charging existing ones and their current capacity can cover approximately 400 to 500 km. “That means, if we go to Java there it will need to be charged several times,” he said.

As is known, PT PLN (Persero) has just inaugurated 21 Green Hydrogen Plant (GHP) units spread throughout Indonesia at PLTGU Tanjung Priok. Meanwhile, with these 21 GHP units, PLN is able to produce 199 tons green hydrogen per year, from the previous only 51 tons of hydrogen per year.

The green hydrogen production output from 21 GHP is planned to be 75 tons per year used for operational needs of the plant (generator cooling). Meanwhile, the other 124 tons can be used for various needs, one of which is for vehicles.

Therefore, in the future, PLN plans to create a Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) or hydrogen refilling station for hydrogen fueled cars.

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