How Malaysia can lead the way in CCS

Key takeaways:

  • Malaysia already has the infrastructure and storage space to make CCS possible.
  • CCS has the potential to be a new revenue stream for Malaysia’s economy.
  • We support CCS developments in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region.
Asia Pacific is turning to carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a key emission-reduction solution, collaborating between countries to help reduce CO2 emissions. One country at the forefront is Malaysia.

How does it work? 

CCS captures CO2 emissions from industrial activity or power plants that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. The CO2 is removed at the source, before being compressed and transported for safe, secure, and permanent storage deep in underground geological formations.

Meet Adelina Awaluddin, a leader in the development of CCS in Malaysia. 

As Senior General Manager of Low Carbon Solutions Malaysia, Adelina and her team seek out CCS opportunities in the region. This includes identifying CCS opportunities that allow Malaysia to meet its net carbon zero aspiration by 2050.

 “Our role is at the forefront of this new CCS business and the energy transition. And with the investment and skills sets we bring, we’re in a good position to make a difference,” Adelina says. “We have more than 30 years of CCS experience, including the design, construction and safe operation of CCS facilities around the world. It will be exciting to be leading this effort in the Asia Pacific.” 

Does Malaysia have infrastructure for CCS?
See what Adelina has to say:

“In Malaysia, there is the infrastructure for CCS, as we already have a thriving oil and gas industry. And we have people with the right skills for CCS because the skills sets are similar.” 

The ingredients are all there for CCS to help reduce carbon emissions while meeting growing energy demand, as long as the right policies are in place.

The benefits and opportunities of CCS in Malaysia

As the CCS field grows, not only does Malaysia have the ability to play a key role in decarbonizing domestic and regional emissions by offering CCS storage solutions – there is also potential for CCS to benefit the Malaysian economy. 

“Commercial scale deployment of CCS could be a new revenue stream for the country, resulting in job creation and economic growth through new investments and spin-off industries. There will be opportunities to develop new skills and utilize existing skills associated with CCS – globally applicable skills which will enrich Malaysia’s human capital,” Adelina adds.

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