Sumitomo Americas joins Japan Hydrogen Forum

Dec. 29, 2021

The Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, a wing of the global trading giant, has joined the Japan Hydrogen Forum (JH2F), which aims to achieve carbon neutrality in Japan and the US.

The group comprises leading Japanese affiliated companies with hydrogen businesses in the U.S.

The JH2F intends to provide the latest information on hydrogen energy-related technology and policy, including integrated hydrogen solutions and government support.

The two countries are aligned on their sustainability goals and intend to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. With high energy density, hydrogen is an affordable, carbon-free energy source. Hydrogen is expected to be one of the major resources which will help decarbonize industrial sectors.

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Chief Business Development Officer Tak Niki said, “We are proud to be part of such a strong group of companies that are working toward the same goal of carbon neutrality within the United States. By drawing from our resources in Japan and the U.S., this multinational collaboration will accelerate the adoption of new technologies and solutions to help scale carbon-neutral energy on a nationwide level. We look forward to moving the needle toward achieving this important goal."

The JH2F is supported by the Japanese government and government organizations. It will establish subcommittees in each sector, like land transportation, port decarbonization and hydrogen production and supply.

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