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Korea and Japan step up joint efforts for promoting clean hydrogen utilization
  • Registration date2024-02-16
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Director General for Hydrogen Economy Policy Park Chan-ki at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and Hiroo Inoue, Director General for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department at Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry (METI), held the Korea-Japan Director General-Level Hydrogen Cooperation Meeting on February 15 in Japan.


The two countries had agreed on the need for joint efforts regarding carbon reduction and clean energy cooperation during the Korea-Japan summit talks at Stanford University on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2023, and this director general-level meeting was held as a follow-up discussion on clean hydrogen cooperation.


The two hydrogen and energy leaders reaffirmed the importance of clean hydrogen in achieving the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and held the view that the two countries’ collaboration as consumers and importers of clean hydrogen offers substantial potential in light of their similar industrial structure and energy consumption dynamics. Based on their shared interest, the two sides agreed to continue cooperative efforts in various areas, including the development of global hydrogen supply chains and new fields of hydrogen utilization, related standards, specifications, and policies.


They also agreed to launch a director general-level “Korea-Japan Hydrogen Cooperation Dialogue” for the regular exchange of views and close cooperation on the global diffusion of hydrogen economy and clean hydrogen market leadership.