Ir. Ts. Noraziah Muda

Head of Renewable Energy & Green Technology (REGT) Unit, TNB Research Sdn. Bhd.

Ir. Ts. Noraziah Muda @ Omar is the Head of Renewable Energy and Green Technology Unit, TNB Research, the research subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, TNB. Her responsibilities include leading and driving the overall strategy for R&D and services in the field of renewable and green technologies which provide overall decarbonization solutions from power generation up to interconnection to TNB Network.

She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Process Engineering with Fuel Technology from the University of Sheffield, UK. Additionally, I have completed an MSc. in Process Engineering from the University of Putra, Malaysia. She is registered with the Board of Engineer Malaysia and hold the title of Professional Technologist (Green Technology) from the Malaysian Board of Technologist. She is also s an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE). Additionally, she has honed her skills as a Transformation Architect through the Leadership program at McKinsey Academy under TNB Generation Leadership Program. 

Her main expertise is on the green energy transition including Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), where she works on the exploration of technologies to capture carbon dioxide from its sources, and conversion of the captured CO2 from into useful commodities, in conformance to the Circular Economy framework. She also explored on the techno-economic viability of CO2 sequestration technology for thermal power plants in Malaysia. 

Her other areas of proficiency are on renewable energy and green hydrogen production and use. She has been highly involved in the research and development of renewable energy projects, such as grid-connected floating solar PV system design, PV system performance and reliability improvement, emerging solar PV technology, waste to energy and low-speed wind technology, hydrogen powered EV charging station and others. Her works have been published in numerous technical publications. 

She is the technical committee of many working committees under Jabatan Standard Malaysia, MOSTI, SwCorp and TNB. She is also the technical reviewer of local and international journals and currently serves as an external examiner and Industrial Advisor for Higher Learning Institutes in Malaysia.

Speech detail

Powering Decarbonisation and Transforming Energy Landscapes Towards Net-Zero 2050 Through Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications

As the world races against time to achieve the ambitious net-zero emissions target by 2050, the vital role of hydrogen and fuel cell applications in driving decarbonization and transforming the energy landscape has gained unprecedented prominence. The dynamic interaction between innovative hydrogen production methods, efficient storage solutions, and effective utilization strategies must be addressed holistically to accelerate the role of hydrogen and fuel cells as clean energy vectors.

This topic discusses the significance of decarbonization, the need for transitioning to net-zero emissions, and the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in achieving this goal. An overview of hydrogen production methods, including how the green hydrogen landscape can be developed in Malaysia, will be presented along with its opportunities, challenges, and potential solutions. Insights into the potential trajectory of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, their integration into energy systems, and the role they might play in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will also be presented.