Thailand’s leading oil and gas company PTT Public Company Limited is planning to launch the country’s first hydrogen filling station in Pattaya, Chonburi in late 2022.
The project is a cooperation between PTT, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Bangkok Industrial Gas Co. (BIG), Noppadol Pinsupa, PTT’s Chief Operating Officer of New Business and Infrastructure, revealed on Monday, August 29th.
Japan-based Toyota Motor would import about two to three of its fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to fuel at the filling station to collect data for actual usage. PTT company also plans to initially import FCEVs as its transport vehicles for company use.
The investment in the hydrogen filling station is estimated to be more than 10 million baht while the current cost of hydrogen fuel is about 5-6 USD per kilogram for Green Hydrogen and 4 USD per kilogram for LNG – which are still considered pricy at the moment.
If the launch is worthwhile, more plans to construct additional hydrogen filling stations will be considered in other parts of the country which is also in line with Thailand’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and its net-zero emissions goal by 2065, according to the chief.
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