New Zealand seeks to develop hydrogen exports

New Zealand seeks to develop hydrogen exports

As New Zealand looks to decarbonise its total energy system, plans are already afoot to export New Zealand’s abundant renewable energy via large-scale liquid hydrogen.

In November, private sector consortia from New Zealand and Korea, supported by their respective governments, signed a letter of intent (LOI) to investigate the feasibility and core technology required to develop a liquid hydrogen supply chain for green hydrogen to be produced and liquefied by renewable electricity in New Zealand and imported into Korea for distribution to consumers.

The signing ceremony took place at the New Zealand Ambassador’s Residence in Seoul, with New Zealand’s Minister of Trade and Export Growth Hon. David Parker representing the New Zealand Government, and Dr. Linda Wright, CEO of the New Zealand Hydrogen Association representing the New Zealand private sector consortium members.

Also present were Korean National Assembly respresentatives and government officials, key private sector industry representatives, the head of the South Korean SEA LH2 Consortium, Professor DaejunChange, as well as H2Korea Chairman Moon Jae-do.

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