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Japan taps Australia and Brunei for hydrogen import goal

Partnership will help realize Tokyo's annual 300,000-ton target by 2030

Hydrogen is gaining attention as an alternative fuel for low-emissions vehicles and power generation.

TOKYO -- Japan plans to build a hydrogen supply network that includes Australia and Brunei as it aims to import 300,000 tons of the fuel a year by around 2030.

Hiroshi Kajiyama, minister of economy, trade and industry, laid out a vision of a hydrogen-based society Wednesday at the virtual Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting. Proof-of-concept trials will be conducted ahead of the full-fledged launch of shipments.

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