H2Korea Chairman Moon Jae-do, second from left, holds a cooperation agreement with H2Pol’s Director Tomoho Umeda, third from left, during the Korea-Poland business forum in Warsaw on July 14. Photo courtesy of H2Korea

Hydrogen organizations of Korea, Poland will cooperate

South Korea’s H2Korea announced on July 17 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with its Polish counterpart, dubbed H2Pol, late last week in Warsaw.

H2Korea noted that the bilateral agreement had been geared toward beefing up collaboration in the hydrogen industry of the two countries.

The contract was inked on the sidelines of the business forum of the two countries in time with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s visit to Poland.

H2Korea Chairman Moon Jae-do took part in the forum to head discussions about energy security and infrastructure development in the East European country.

Also included in the agenda were the reconstruction efforts in the war-torn Ukraine.

Under the partnership, the two organizations are scheduled to hold joint events periodically to attract scholars, bureaucrats, and entrepreneurs.

Also, they plan to join hands to find out the global business model and develop hydrogen-related policies aimed at setting up a hydrogen-based eco-system.

Headed by Chairman Pawel Piotrowicz, H2Pol hosted the country’s first hydrogen fair last year, acting as a platform to boost the hydrogen business in central and eastern European regions.

H2Korea is South Korea’s state-backed entity designed to support the hydrogen economy _ using hydrogen to decarbonize economic segments that are hard to electrify.

In 2022, nearly 20 outfits from across the world formed a global organization called the Global Hydrogen Industrial Association Alliance (GHIAA).

The alliance strives to establish a new eco-system focusing on hydrogen. H2Korea Chairman Moon was elected to head the GHIAA for the first two years.

H2Pol’s Director Tomoho Umeda said that he would take part in the GHIAA meeting slated for Oct. 14 this year.

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