11 October 2022

South Australian Premier signs Statement of Cooperation with JapanSome of Australia and Japan’s biggest and most innovative companies have signed statements of cooperation with the State Government to accelerate the development of the hydrogen industry in South Australia.

Following a series of high-level meetings in Tokyo on Monday, Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Marubeni, and Australia’s Santos and H2U have signed individual Statements of Cooperation with the State Government.

The Premier and the trade mission in Japan will seek more signatories in coming days.

The Statement of Cooperation sets out the commitment of the South Australian government and industry partners to work together to accelerate the development of South Australia’s hydrogen economy and fast track the global transition to clean energy.

The Statement of Cooperation has the following key areas of focus:

  • Growing a globally competitive hydrogen export sector through the development of a hydrogen export strategy and strategic partnerships. The export strategy will identify efficiencies in legislation, skills, inputs, and infrastructure required to establish a competitive export and value adding sector.
  • Enabling the industries of the future by fostering advances in new technologies and new industrial opportunities through research partnerships and projects that accelerate the development of large scale industrial decarbonisation programs.
  • Developing near-term domestic markets including mobility through the establishment of an ecosystem (production, distribution, and off-take applications) enabling a national hydrogen network of supply and applications.

Learn more about South Australia's investment in hydrogen projects and infrastructure, advancing its reputation as a global clean energy leader.