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Japan, UAE to collaborate on hydrogen tech, supply chain By Reuters Thursday, April 08, 2021, 20:58 By Reuters This Oct 20, 2020, photo shows a car being refueled at a fuel station for hydrogen powered vehicles in Seoul. ED JONES / AFP) TOKYO – Japan and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday agreed to work together on technology to produce hydrogen and create an international supply chain, Japan’s industry ministry said. Japan’s government set a goal in December to boost its annual hydrogen demand to 3 million tonnes by 2030 The collaboration, marked by a memorandum of cooperation between the oil-producing UAE and energy-importer Japan, reflects mounting enthusiasm for investment in hydrogen, which offers potential to help fight climate change. Japan’s government set a goal in December to boost its annual hydrogen demand to 3 million tonnes by 2030, from about 2 million tonnes now, and to 20 million tonnes by 2050, as part of a green growth strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The aim of Thursday’s agreement is that Japan should be able to import hydrogen produced in the UAE, which may be produced from fossil fuel but whose emissions are captured and used in industry.
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