WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has signed an agreement with Goji Sakamoto, Japan's senior vice minister of economy, trade, and industry, for the United States and Japan to work together on the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The U.S. 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 two countries are both members of the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy, established in November 2003.

Publication date: 01/19/2004