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South Korea and Australia scale up ambition on hydrogen

The two countries are stepping up hydrogen cooperation activities as part of plans to create a fully-fledged hydrogen economy in South Korea The two countries are stepping up hydrogen cooperation activities as part of plans to create a fully-fledged hydrogen economy in South Korea.
By Sally Bogle 18 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34797
A worker fuelling a HFC electric vehicle at the Eco-Technology Research Institute of Hyundai-Kia Motors in South Korea. (PA)

South Korea is aiming to progressively increase the use of hydrogen in its transport and power sectors, with Australia tipped as a potential supplier.

Hydrogen – which can be produced using electricity produced by wind and solar or from natural gas using carbon-capture technologies – is tipped to have vast potential. However, uncertainties around scale and commercialisation persist.  

The latest memorandum of understanding (MOU) between South Korea and Australia was signed in Canberra on 12 November by the Australian Hydrogen Council and H2Korea – a consultative...