Russia and Japan have agreed to conduct a joint feasibility study in 2020-2021 for export of hydrogen from Russia to Japan. The pilot project envisages hydrogen production for the Japanese market using electrolysis.
Anton Moskvin, Vice President - Marketing and Business Development, Rusatom Overseas, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Russia and Tomohiro Kaneko, Deputy Commissioner of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan signed an agreement to this effect recently.
Hydrogen has a vast range of potential applications, from electricity production to mobility, heating and industrial processes. However, the main challenge is to generate hydrogen in an environmentally friendly way.
“Rosatom is happy to offer Japan its expertise in clean energy production as well as in equipment manufacturing and international projects implementation. We are ready to collaborate with Japan in studying the potential for global hydrogen supply chain development,” said Anton Moskvin.
Today, Japan is one of the global leaders in developing hydrogen economy.