Hydrogen Europe and its Japanese counterpart JH2A to strengthen collaboration on H2 and its derivatives

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Hydrogen Europe and JH2A to strengthen their collaboration on H2 and its derivatives

This is a further step in the hydrogen cooperation between Europe and Japan, which began in 2022. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a business forum that ended on 4 June in Tokyo.

The Memorandum of Understanding between Hydrogen Europe and JH2A (Japan Hydrogen Association) aims to facilitate the exchange of best practice and information, as well as to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the industry, and collaboration at conferences and public-private meetings. Together, they aim to boost the visibility of hydrogen on the international stage.

Paving the way for an integrated economy

The key areas of cooperation include: exchange and alignment on regulatory frameworks and policies, trade in hydrogen and its derivatives, technology development and financing instruments. Stephen Jackson, Deputy CEO of Hydrogen Europe, said:  “Our collaboration will not only advance hydrogen technologies but also set the stage for a comprehensive and integrated hydrogen economy.” His Japanese counterpart, Takeshi Uchiyamada, added: “We believe that our collaboration with Hydrogen Europe can be particularly beneficial in terms of technological development.”

The agreement is supported by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), which attended the signing ceremony and welcomed the cooperation between Japanese and European industry associations.

You can read the press release here.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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