According to the Thursday announcement of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the purpose of the agreement is to deepen Polish-Japanese cooperation in the production of renewable, low-emission hydrogen and the development of a sustainable and affordable supply chain of this raw material in the areas of: energy, transport, heating and industry.
- I am convinced that the agreement will translate into increased interest of Japanese companies in hydrogen investments in our country and, more broadly, in this part of Europe, and will also increase the recognition of Poland as a country involved in international cooperation on the development of zero-emission technologies – said the Minister of Climate and Environment quoted in the release
Minister Moscow assessed that hydrogen can play an important role in the just transformation of European economies and will contribute to a significant reduction in emissions.
Anna Moscow added that Poland “looks with great interest” at the development of carbon capture and storage technology CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage in Japan). In the opinion of the Moscow minister, technologies ensure energy sovereignty and ensure energy security, which is now much needed.
The announcement added that the ceremony of signing the Memorandum on Polish-Japanese cooperation in the field of hydrogen was preceded by a meeting of both ministers, during which the following issues were discussed: the impact of the war in Ukraine on energy markets, reconstruction of Ukraine and current challenges in the field of decarbonization and development of renewable energy sources. In addition, the delegations discussed the possibilities of cooperation for innovative solutions in the field of nuclear energy development, including, among others, a joint HTGR reactor development project implemented by the National Center for Nuclear Research in cooperation with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.