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January 09, 2004

U.S. and Japan to Cooperate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham signed an agreement on January 9th with Goji Sakamoto—Japan's senior vice minister of economy, trade, and industry—for the two countries to work together on the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The United States and Japan intend to bring together appropriate officials and technical experts to participate in workshops and seminars. The countries will also exchange experts and share information on current policies, technological programs, and developments in fuel cells and hydrogen production, storage, and transport technologies. The United States and Japan are both members of the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy, established in November 2003. See the DOE press release.