The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy presented outline of hydrogen basic strategy and highlighted standard for “low carbon hydrogen”
On April 5th, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) presented the outline of the hydrogen basic strategy at the panel of experts, and stated the policy to reduce the CO2 emissions caused by hydrogen production. Based on the expectations for the development of future low carbon technologies, ANRE stated the plan for the CO2 emissions standard, calculated at the production of low carbon hydrogen, to be below 3.4kg per 1kg of hydrogen in 2030.
The plan was presented at the “Council for a Strategy on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells” held on 5th April. In the outline, it explained that CO2 emissions for hydrogen production would be calculated on the method of international standards. For “low carbon ammonia”, it proposed to set CO2 emissions standard of below 0.84kg.per 1 kg.
It also included the target introduction amount of the hydrogen based on the policy of the “Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues” held by the government on 4th April. It stated that the introduction amount of hydrogen in 2040 will increase to 12 million tons, which is approx. six times the current amount.
Council for a Strategy for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells will compile the items and opinions to be incorporated into the hydrogen basic strategy by May. As a strategic proposal, it will be presented to the Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues, with the expectation of finalizing the strategy by the end of May.