Sumitomo Rubber has announced that it has joined the Japan Hydrogen Association after its membership application was approved mid-February. The Association’s aim is to promote global cooperation in every part of the hydrogen industry, alongside forming reliable supply chains for hydrogen.
Sumitomo says it is working to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions within its tire manufacturing processes by 2050, and has started to investigate the future use of hydrogen energy at its major tire factories in Japan.
By carrying out a series of social implementation projects, the Japan Hydrogen Association’s main goal is to speed up adoption of the ‘hydrogen economy’. The open-participation organization encompasses members from a wide array of industries, enabling a well-rounded overview of various supply networks.
As a new member of the Association, Sumitomo will work in partnership with stakeholders and other companies to exchange useful information relating to the development and expansion of hydrogen applications.