25 September 2019

Kiwa joins Hydrogen Innovation Mission Japan

From September 23 - 28, Kiwa will join the Dutch Innovation Mission Hydrogen to Japan. The mission facilitates excellent opportunities to gain more insights into the chances hydrogen offers and to strengthen our international network even further.

Japan invests heavily in hydrogen: the government has an extensive hydrogen roadmap and the Japanese industry invests a lot in hydrogen. Toyota is leading with its development of the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car and Panasonic focusses on stationary fuel cells in built environments. A great example is also the world’s first megawatt-class gas turbine on hydrogen in the Japanese city Kobe. And last but not least; by using hydrogen, Japan aspires to make the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 the most durable Games ever organized.

Japanese street - Photo by Alex Knight from Pexels

Photo by Alex Knight/Pexels

Mission goals

Kiwa believes in the opportunities hydrogen offers and we have an extensive portfolio with unique services in the complete hydrogen chain, from production to end use. During the Hydrogen Mission, we will focus on several topics: first of all the goal is to further strengthen the existing international network of governmental organizations and approval bodies, appliance, car and component manufacturers and trading firms. We also want to extend our network with utilities and heavy and chemical industries. In addition, we will look for new business opportunities in the industrial sectors, power generation and investigating the needs for support in promoting the interests in The Netherlands and Japan in the field of hydrogen. The mission also gives an excellent opportunity to identify specific needs and issues for Kiwa to focus on.

Kiwa and hydrogen

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Hydrogen Innovation Mission

The Hydrogen Innovation Mission is organized by The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Innovation Attaché in Japan. The mission is a follow-up to the visit of a Japanese hydrogen delegation to The Netherlands in October 2018. The mission is organized in the same week as the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting, that will be held on the 25th of September in Tokyo.