Chevron and Toyota’s North American division are exploring a strategic alliance to catalyze and lead the development of commercially viable, large-scale businesses in hydrogen, with the goal to advance a functional, thriving global hydrogen economy.
Shell is carrying out a feasibility study with partners to trial the use of hydrogen fuel cells for ships in Singapore, the first such move for the supermajor and the Southeast Asian city state.
Independent power supplier eRex will build Japan's first commercial hydrogen power plant in 2022 to initially supply zero-emission electricity to around 100 households.
Australia’s Origin Energy is progressing its export-scale liquid hydrogen project after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Port of Townsville to collaborate on the potential expansion of the port, as well as the development of a liquefaction facility, new berth and associated infrastructure.
Japan and the UAE have signed a hydrogen cooperation deal aimed at accelerating bilateral support for an international hydrogen supply chain.
Asia remains the world’s largest and fastest expanding energy demand centre. Significantly, regional investments in the transition towards a cleaner energy system have maintained pace during the coronavirus pandemic.
Great Wall Motor, China’s biggest maker of sport-utility vehicles, plans to roll out its first hydrogen-powered SUV this year.
Japan’s Sumitomo has plans to develop a significant hydrogen hub near one of Australia’s major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export complexes. Sumitomo and its Australian partners ultimately aim to start hydrogen exports by 2030.
South Korean conglomerate SK Group will invest 18.5 trillion won ($16.5 billion) over the next five years to develop a domestic hydrogen industry.
Sinopec aims to massively expand its hydrogen refuelling network as the state-owned oil giant, which has the potential to become one of the world’s largest hydrogen producers, attempts to carve out a role in China’s transition to cleaner energy.
Majors, such as BP, Total and Shell, as well as Asian national oil companies (NOCs), are stepping up their investments in India’s rapidly expanding gas and renewables markets.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas and JERA - a joint fuel-procurement venture between Japan's Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power – have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the pair collaborate on a wide range of low-carbon energy initiatives, covering liquefied natural gas (LNG), ammonia and hydrogen.