KIORCC Supports Indonesia’s First Hydrogen Refueling Station

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21 February 2024 – PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) Persero inaugurates the opening ceremony of Indonesia’s first Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) to support the transportation ecosystem within the country.

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo said that the HRS is a preliminary project for other hydrogen projects in the country.

“The technology, namely green hydrogen, uses fuel cells, and PLN is ready to support the green transportation transformation, both EVs and fuel cells. We are also proud to have inaugurated hydrogen production in Muara Tawar, Muara Karang, and also Tanjung Priuk a few months ago,” he said at the opening ceremony, Senayan, South Jakarta, Wednesday (21/2).

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo explained the potential of hydrogen vehicles as a more economical future transportation when inaugurating the nation’s first Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) in Senayan, South Jakarta (21/2).

Mr. Prasodjo revealed that vehicles that use hydrogen energy sources are considered cheaper when compared to other energy sources such as fossil energy sources or fuel oil (BBM).


“Try to compare it with the cost of using fuel oil at Rp. 1,300 per km. Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are much cheaper, around Rp. 270-300 per km ” he explained.


There are also environmental benefits of hydrogen usage, with a reduction in emissions potentially reaching 4.15 million tons of CO2 per year.

Acting. Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (Dirjen EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Jisman P. Hutajulu conducting the refueling (middle) with PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo (left) and PLN Director of Corporate Planning and Business Development Hartanto Wibowo (right) while filling hydrogen for vehicles at a hydrogen refueling station (HRS)


KIORCC has provided support for the project by connecting technology providers from Korea. The fuel cell technology used in the project is delivered by BTE Inc., a Korean-based eco-friendly energy company launched in 2021, specializing in the hydrogen charging equipment business and the hydrogen fuel cell business.

Senayan HRS is equipped with a 350-bar engine, a zero-carbon generator, and the Hydrogen Center as the first hydrogen training center in Indonesia.


KIORCC remains optimistic about the potential for future collaborations between Indonesian and Korean businesses and governments in the hydrogen sector. This initiative highlights the commitment to support Indonesia’s ambitious journey towards carbon neutrality, contributing to a sustainable and greener future. As Indonesia strives to meet its energy transition goals, partnerships and ventures such as this one are instrumental in reducing carbon emissions in the country’s energy sector.