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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Focus on Hydrogen: Japan's energy strategy for hydrogen and ammonia

10 August 2022

The Japanese government has set ambitious goals for a carbon-neutral future to enhance its energy security. It plans to establish a full-scale international hydrogen supply chain to cut the cost of hydrogen by 2030 and to encourage the use of ammonia in thermal power generation as a low-carbon transition fuel.

In this briefing, we look at Japan's hydrogen strategy and the policy and regulatory initiatives underpinning the development of the sector. We also explore the pioneering research and development being carried out in Japan, including transportation technologies, and consider the challenges to be overcome in order to establish hydrogen as a core pillar of the Japanese energy system.

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