Thursday, October 25, 2018

New Zealand: Japan to Cooperate on Hydrogen Production - Possibly Using Geothermal Power

New Zealand signs hydrogen agreement with Japan (gasworld)

New Zealand and Japan are working together to transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on hydrogen (H2), says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

The cooperation agreement between New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was signed in Tokyo on 23rd October by Minister Woods and Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister.

Woods explained, “There is already cooperation between New Zealand and Japan in this space, with the planned construction of a pilot H2 production plant between Japan’s Obayashi Corporation and Tuaropaki Trust in Taupō using geothermal energy.”

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