Towards Green Transition: First Polish Hydrogen Mission to Japan

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Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), Tokyo Office, organized their first hydrogen mission to Japan from 11 to 15 September 2023! The mission was led by PAIH’s Board Member, Mr. Grzegorz Oszast. As the third producer of hydrogen in the European Union, Poland promoted its innovative hydrogen solutions in Japan. Eleven entities from Poland participated in the mission: PESA, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, Clean Energy Operator, Hynfra, Industrial Development Agency (ARP), ORLEN, MEDCOM, Walbrzych Special Economic Zone "INVEST-PARK", Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, PGE Group and Polish Development Bank (BGK). 

On 11 September, participants had the opportunity to visit the world’s largest hydrogen-production facility – Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R). On 12 September, representatives of Toshiba welcomed the Polish mission to their headquarters in Kawasaki where both parties discussed their hydrogen-related projects. Later that day, PAIH held a hydrogen seminar during which guest speakers from NEDO, Kawasaki City, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Itochu Corporation presented their hydrogen solutions, while the representatives of Polish companies did a pitch session followed by networking between Polish and Japanese entrepreneurs.  The culmination of the mission was participation in Smart Energy Week 2023 (20th International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo) held at Makuhari Messe from 13 to 15 September. PAIH organized the Polish Pavilion where Polish companies exhibited their solutions and held B2B meetings with potential partners from Japan. According to the show organizers, a total of 38,277 visitors attended the three-day trade fair.

A catalogue (in Japanese) with the description of Polish entities participating in the mission can be downloaded from below link.  

Source: Polish Investment and Trade Agency

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Published: October 2023