Analysis of the potential of application for green hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in remote Thai areas, focussing on islands and stakeholders in the tourism industry.

Thailand is seeking to drive forward its decarbonisation. Specific goals as well as the timetable are expected to be modelled after requirements by the EU. Green hydrogen can represent an important building block for the decarbonisation of Thailand. In combination with solar PV-based micro grids on remote islands, green hydrogen can supplement the renewable energy supply as an alternative to diesel generators. Thailand is home to around 1,000 islands, more than 200 of which are inhabited. Currently, there are no funding programs to support the replacement of diesel generators. However, micro grids are a solution that can be introduced to remote islands. A first lighthouse project was created on the island of Koh Jik (Chantaburi province). The market study identified the potential for possible applications of technologies in the field of green hydrogen on off-grid islands in Thailand and examined how the production can improve the sustainability of the energy supply as well as the decarbonisation in the kingdom. Active project scouting focused on islands with hotel complexes and resorts.

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