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Japan and Poland sign hydrogen cooperation agreement

Poland’s Minister of Climate and the Environment, Anna Moskwa and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Yasutoshi Nishimura signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the area of hydrogen on Thursday (4 May).

The agreement aims to deepen bilateral cooperation in the production of renewable, low-emission hydrogen and the development of a “sustainable and affordable” hydrogen supply chain in the areas of energy, transport, heating and industry.

“I am convinced that the agreement will translate into an increased interest of Japanese companies in hydrogen investments in our country and, more broadly, in this part of Europe, and will increase the recognition of Poland as a country involved in international cooperation on the development of zero-emission technologies,” Minister Moskwa said.

“I am convinced that hydrogen can play an important role in the just transition of European economies and will significantly reduce emissions. Already in 2021, the value of the global hydrogen economy was estimated at approximately 150 billion dollars [136.8 billion euros] and forecasts indicate an increase in this value to 220.37 billion dollars [201 billion euros] in 2028. Poland wants to actively participate in this process. Our country is already one of the countries with the highest hydrogen production capacity in the world. With an annual production of approximately 1.3 million tons, it ranks fifth in the world and third in the entire EU. We are a leader in the region,” Minister Moskwa noted.

Poland is watching the development of carbon capture and storage technology CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage in Japan) with great interest, Minister Moskwa said.

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