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Hiringa Energy and Mitsui plans outlined by Prime Minister

Updated: May 19, 2022

New Zealand’s plans for hydrogen were outlined by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Japan this week – and Hiringa Energy and its Japanese partner Mitsui & Co were part of them.

Prime Minister Ardern and Toyota NZ chief executive Nareej Lala announced a hydrogen-fuel car sharing scheme based in Auckland. Based on the fuel-cell technology driven Toyota Mirai, the scheme is a partnership between eight companies.

“Hydrogen powered-vehicles are one way we can reduce the emissions of our car fleet,” Jacinda Ardern said.

“New Zealand’s hydrogen-powered fleet will only grow, and hydrogen vehicles of all sizes need infrastructure to support them. I’m proud my Government is already supporting the roll-out of a series of refuelling stations to be used by heavy freight hydrogen trucks through $20 million from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery fund.

“These hydrogen-refuelling stations will begin to appear in the North Island later this year, built by New Zealand company Hiringa, together with Japanese partner Mitsui & Co.”

Link to Government press release here:

Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office. Japan-New Zealand Summit Meeting

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