Middle Eastern countries are key partners in generating hydrogen based society says KAJIYAMA Hiroshi, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister of Japan.
Kajiyama said, “The large-scale and inexpensive hydrogen supply is indispensable. To achieve our goal, it is important to utilize not only domestic but also overseas renewable energy resources and hydrogen produced from fossil fuels.”
This year in April, UAE and Japan agreed to work together on hydrogen and other exchange of information related to hydrogen supply chain construction.
He added, “We are also discussing [cooperation on hydrogen] with other Middle Eastern countries, and we would like to continue to cooperate to realize a hydrogen-based society.”
Green Hydrogen and ammonia are pulling attention as new and alternate energy sources.
As per Kajiyama, “[Technological development of this source] must be carried out in three stages: manufacturing, transportation, and domestic utilization such as power generation and utilization as a power source for automobiles.”
“Japan started developing hydrogen ahead of the rest of the world, but other countries are beginning to follow suit,” the minister added. “Under these circumstances, we would like to cooperate closely with potential countries such as Saudi Arabia on how hydrogen production will be carried out.”