The South Australian Government welcomes the Japanese Government awarding funding to Marubeni Corporation for a project to export green hydrogen produced in South Australia to the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan’s Ministry of the
Environment has selected Marubeni Corporation’s hydrogen production project in
South Australia as a pilot project, as part of a program looking to cooperate
with developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
At the COP 26 talks in
Glasgow on 11 November, the project was showcased by the Japanese Ministry of
the Environment in a presentation titled “Building global supply chain of Green
hydrogen to support the energy transition toward a decarbonised society”.
“This shows the success
of the Marshall Government’s Hydrogen Action Plan in attracting investment,
working with critical trading partners such as Japan,” said Minister for Energy
and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.
“For a number of years,
we’ve been building relationships with key governments and companies who are
interested in hydrogen produced by renewable energy. It’s wonderful to see
these partnerships solidifying into investments.”
Marubeni will be
procuring green hydrogen derived from renewable energy in South Australia and
is working with the South Australian Government on project development,
including site selection.
The project has been
showcased as part of COP26 in Glasgow held on 11 November and hosted by the
Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ).
Minister of the
Environment, Japan, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, said, “Today’s side event is a great
start to our bilateral cooperation between Japan and Australia to expand the
green hydrogen market and build an international supply chain in the Indo
Pacific area, including the island countries in the Pacific.”
The event included an
address from the Hon David Speirs, Minister for Environment and Water and the
Hon Angus Taylor MP, Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.
Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said he was delighted that South
Australia and Japan are once again collaborating and working together to create
a more sustainable future for their regions.
Australia and Japan’s partnership on green hydrogen projects continues to
gather momentum and I’m delighted that we will be further collaborating on
realising both Australia and Japan’s goal of creating a carbon-neutral society
through the export of low-cost, green hydrogen, produced by renewable energy
resources from South Australia,” Minister Patterson said.
an important partner for the South Australian Government in supporting and
showcasing that low-cost hydrogen production can be achieved right here in
South Australia. It’s an exciting time for both our regions as we aim to reach
a sustainable future.”
selected South Australia as its preferred location to capitalise on its
available and high-quality natural resources, along with the state’s developed
than five projects were announced yesterday on the Japanese Pavilion side-event,
as part of COP26, looking at ways to further hydrogen technology in export
van Holst Pellekaan said South Australia is in a unique position with an
abundance of wind and sun already being converted to renewable energy.
Marshall Government has big ambitions of net-100% renewables by 2030, and 500%
of current grid demand in renewable energy by 2050. That’s thousands of jobs
expanding renewable energy for decades in South Australia,” said Minister van
is an exciting opportunity for South Australia to showcase to the world that we
are ideally located for low-cost, clean hydrogen production to help others to
reach their carbon emissions reduction targets.
Marshall Government is securing our future harnessing our abundant renewable
energy to become a renewable energy exporter, cutting emissions here and
abroad,” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.
Minister Patterson and Minister van Holst Pellekaan, said they are looking
forward to working with the Japanese government and industry representatives to
progress the project.
congratulate the Japanese government and the Marubeni Corporation, along with
its industry partners, on this exciting venture,” said Minister Patterson and
Minister van Holst Pellekaan.
further information on renewable energy projects, visit www.invest.sa.gov.au/projects
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