The Strategist

Japan sets to strengthen relations with hydrogen and mineral exporters

06/27/2023 - 09:06

Tokyo sees hydrogen as a possible alternative energy source, and the nation needs minerals to make batteries for electric automobiles.

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Japanese authorities have created a plan to improve relationships with nations that export minerals and hydrogen for the benefit of the decarbonization process and economic growth, reported NHK Channel.

While Tokyo needs minerals for the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, the Japanese government views hydrogen as a promising alternative energy source. Japan plans to intensify its cooperation with 25 nations in this area, including Canada, Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and Peru. The channel emphasizes that Tokyo would make more resource extraction investments in these nations, and that they will have access to cutting-edge Japanese technologies while putting their ideas into reality.

Japan hopes to have its economy decarbonized completely by the year 2050 through the use of hydrogen, renewable energy, and the utilization of carbon dioxide produced by industrial plants.