September 6, 2022
With a view toward expanding the use of hydrogen as a part of decarbonizing the mobility sector, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has established the Mobility Hydrogen Public-Private Conference for the public and private sectors (and the suppliers and demanders) to develop a shared future vision and discuss together what policies will be necessary. The first meeting will be held on September 8.
1. Background to the launch
Decarbonizing the transportation sector is imperative if a carbon-neutral society is to be achieved. For categories whose travel distances are too long for electric vehicles (e.g., large buses and trucks), many countries are considering switching to fuel cells. Hydrogen is therefore one of the leading options for decarbonizing the mobility sector. In Japan on the other hand, the future vision for the commercial mobility sector (e.g., FC buses and trucks) has still only been partially sketched out, so both suppliers and demanders are finding it difficult to predict what might lie ahead. In light of these circumstances, METI is going to launch a study group for the public and private sectors to develop a shared future vision and discuss together what policies will be necessary to achieve it.
2. Outline of the Mobility Hydrogen Public-Private Conference
Cross-industry discussion toward expanding the use of hydrogen in mobility
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
The first meeting will be held on September 8, 2022, and an interim report is planned to be released before the end of the year.
The meeting will be closed to the public, to ensure that the participants can exchange views frankly and freely. After the meeting, METI plans to release the handout materials and a summary of the meeting on its website.
Division in Charge
- Strategy Office, Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
- Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy