Japan will reportedly seek to create a commercial Hydrogen fuel supply chain by the year 2030 in order to support the reduction of carbon emissions says the country’s Industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama during a virtual hydrogen conference held later on Wednesday.
Japan which is known as one of the leading country in high-tech is said to be on the verge of speeding up its development in order to help scale up a transportation system for hydrogen using ships by 2030 according to Kajiyama who also pointed to a plan by Kawaski Heavy Industries to ship liquefied hydrogen from Austria to Japan early next year (2021) for the first time in the world.
Kawasaki launched the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier last December. The country had unveiled its basic hydrogen strategy back in 2017 which aims to import about 300,000 tonnes of hydrogen by 2030.
In order to support the making of hygroden fuel more commercial, Kajiyama said that his ministry requested a hydrogen with a budget of US$800 million for the net fiscal year which is 20% more than this year.
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“Given growing momentum in actions taken by many countries toward wider use of hydrogen, we have come to share a common understanding that hydrogen is an essential energy for decarbonisation,” Kajiyama said.
The usage of hydrogen fuel had been touted to being a better alternative to fossil fuels which is why major economies are preparing to move towards the green energy as advocates are also trying to push this type of energy to the mainstream.
In northern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, the world’s biggest renewable energy-powered hydrogen plant, with 10 megawatts of capacity, was built in March.
Chiyoda Corp succeeded in a pilot project in June to ship hydrogen in a chemical form, methylcyclohexane, from Brunei to Japan as fuel for power generation. Toyotoa Motors as well as some eight other companies said that they will form a new nation-wide hydrogen association by December in order to promote hydrogen supply chains and global alliances.