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Hydrogen in Japan

Japan’s dependency on fossil fuel imports and the low self-sufficiency of energy have led to an uncertain situation for the nation's energy security. Anja Lindgaard Molnes sheds light on the situation in Bergen Energy Lab's lunch meeting.

Japan, illustration.

Japan’s dependency on fossil fuel imports and the low self-sufficiency of energy have led to an uncertain situation for the nation's energy security. The government's intent to transform the existing energy system has led to an increase in innovative solutions, and hydrogen is considered an essential part of the plan to improve energy security and prevent further climate change.

Consequently, Japan is strongly committed to building an infrastructure to sustain their vision of showcasing the nation as a world-leading hydrogen society towards the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Anja Lindgaard Molnes spent this summer as an intern with the Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo, and has also performed some research on the hydrogen situation in Japan. She has written an article for Greenstat on the subject.

The meeting will be held in the Helland-Hansen meeting room at the Geophysical Institute, Allegaten 70, from 12:15 to 13:00 (we open the doors at 12:00). The meeting is free and open for all interested, so bring your lunch and join for an interesting presentation and discussion.