South Korean hydrogen stations and production facilities to undergo safety reviews

South Korean hydrogen stations and production facilities to undergo safety reviews

Expert safety reviews of hydrogen fuelling stations and production facilities are set to begin in South Korea following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing in New York today.

The Centre for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global technical community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE), and Gangwon Technopark (GWTP), a government agency within South Korea’s Gangwon Province, today signed the MoU today which invites CHS to carry out the safety reviews.

“The CHS welcome the opportunity to support this important and timely activity and looks forward to an impactful collaboration,” said Nick Barilo, Director of the CHS.

“It is only through these collaborative international efforts that we will enable stakeholder and public confidence and accelerate the adoption of this transformative technology,” Barilo continued.

At the signing Barilon commended GWTP, responsible for the oversight of the province’s industries and technology development, and the people of Gangwon Province for their dedication to ensuring safety in South Korea’s energy transition.

Barilon noted the significance of the investments of the South Korean Government toward hydrogen fuel technologies, a critical need recently highlighted by the Hydrogen Council.

South Korea has committed to building 310 hydrogen fuelling stations and deploy over 65,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2022.


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