Shell and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), building on their longstanding relationship in LNG.
Under this MoU, Shell and Kansai will explore and cooperate on business opportunities in liquid hydrogen (LH2) supply chains to promote the businesses’ decarbonisation.
The scope of collaboration between Shell and Kansai includes:
- Production of decarbonised hydrogen by both companies
- Deployment of hydrogen liquefaction, storage and shipping technology by Shell
- Receiving and use of hydrogen at thermal power plants by Kansai
Shell Japan, as a member of the CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA), operates the world’s first LH2 carrier, “Suiso Frontier”, and is involved in the safe transportation of LH2, using its knowledge and expertise as a pioneer in the LNG industry.
Paul Bogers, VP at Shell, said, “Shell continues to contribute to the decarbonisation of Japan’s energy system by working with leading companies like Kansai to explore liquified hydrogen value chains.”
Satoshi Kuwano, Executive Officer in Kansai, said, “This collaboration with Shell will stimulate our efforts to establish hydrogen supply chains to Japan.”