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METI and Gazprom Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on Hydrogen, Ammonia, CCS, and CCU/Carbon Recycling

September 8, 2021

The Eastern Economic Forum was held in Vladivostok, Russia from September 2 (Thu.) to 4 (Sat.). In connection with the forum, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Russian company Gazprom signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Hydrogen, Ammonia, CCS, and CCU/Carbon Recycling.

MOC signing ceremony with Deputy Chairman Burmistrova of Gazprom (September 7)

On September 7 (Tue.), METI signed an MOC on Hydrogen, Ammonia, CCS, CCU/Carbon Recycling with Ms. Elena Burmistrova, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. Gazprom and METI have held 13 joint coordination committee meetings since 2007 as a forum for dialogs and discussions on private projects between Japan and Russia. In addition, the two countries' governments are working on a science and technology cooperation program (from 2021 to 2023), which focuses on cooperation between Japanese and Russian companies in the science and technology field with special emphasis on hydrogen projects. This cooperation agreement is expected to further accelerate energy cooperation between Japan and Russia.

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