Japan eyeing off Valley coal for hydrogen

JAPANESE giant Kawasaki aims to use Latrobe Valley brown coal to produce hydrogen in a project that aims to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions and promises huge economic benefits for the region.

“There is potential for significant economic growth and job creation in the Latrobe Valley with new hydrogen-related industries,” a senior Kawasaki executive told a conference at Federation University last week.

“Australia has big potential to be a leading hydrogen society in the world given abundant resources such as brown coal.”

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.