EU and Japan to deepen collaboration on hydrogen

Japan and the European Union will collaborate to develop international standards for the hydrogen supply chain, according to reports.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research and development assistance, safety and price support, Japanese and EU agencies will cover areas including technologies for producing and transporting the fuel.

Nikkei Asia reported that Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Ken Saito, and Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner for Energy, will agree to create a joint road map for hydrogen usage through 2040 at an upcoming meeting.

Both Japan and the EU will share data in electrolysers and discuss standards for hydrogen purity, with discussions on specific standard concepts expected to begin this summer (2024).

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