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Japan and China partner on clean alternative for natural gas

Cost remains hurdle in bringing synthetic methane to market

The bilateral initiative looks to replace methane derived from liquefied natural gas with synthetic methane from recycled hydrogen and CO2.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and China will work together to develop a renewable alternative to natural gas for industrial and household use.

Japanese engineering company Hitachi Zosen and China's Yulin Chemical will oversee the trial project in an industrial park in Shaanxi Province, aiming to start operations by 2025.

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