Mahpuzah Abai


Head, Technology Management & Commercialisation; Chief Executive Officer, PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd

Mahpuzah has been in PETRONAS since 1996, and started her career as a Researcher at PETRONAS Research. In her more than 20 years' career in PETRONAS, she has been involved in a widespan of technology-related activities from R&D, strategy, planning, innovation up to commercialization. She also had few specific opportunities in pioneering the use of new chemistries for PETRONAS applications which have successfully developed into commercialized products. Prior to her current position, she led the Fluid Technology Solutions team which provides the world-class fluids for PETRONAS lubricants, fuels, and motorsports (F1and MotoGP). Her current portfolio sees her bringing greater values from PETRONAS Technology through various bold and innovative approaches in technology commercialization both internally and to external markets. This aims to bring PETRONAS Technology to be a significant revenue stream for the company. Mahpuzah holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering (Northwestern University, Illinois, USA), MSc. in Process & Project Engineering (University of Nottingham UK), PhD. in Chemistry (Queen's University Belfast UK).

Sessions With Mahpuzah Abai

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:00am - 07:30am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 01:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Low-carbon Hydrogen: Production technologies & costs

    Panel Clean Tech Digitalization Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    Interest in low-carbon hydrogen as a decarbonization tool reached unprecedented levels in 2020. This interest was driven by favorable policies and funding as well as the expectation of continuing cost reduction of low-carbon hydrogen, mostly “green” hydrogen—electrolysis of water powered by renewables. What are the main drivers behind the expected cost reduction? What obstacles remain to producing clean hydrogen? Could less-mature, low-carbon hydrogen technologies, such as solid oxide electrolysis or methane pyrolysis, be developed and be cost competitive?