Hydrogen and fuel cell partnerships flourishing in Japan


The University has begun to develop new partnerships in Japan across the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

Delegates from Japan with UK and Manchester Met representatives 

Amer Gaffar, Project Lead Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership at Manchester Met, met with the Japanese delegation to discuss the University’s role in the new technology.

This was organised by UKTI and MIDAS with representatives:

Mr Asai, Director of International Affairs Department of METI-KANSAI

Mr Susumu Saito, Director of International Department of Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) 

Mrs Masako Eguchi-Bacon, Managing Director Oceanbridge Management Ltd

Mrs Lynn Shaw, UK Trade and Investment North West

Mr Peter Heginbotham, Honorary Consul for Japan in Manchester and Chairman of Viridor Laing

Ms Susana Cordoba, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Mr Daniel Storer, MIDAS  

Amer said: “The meeting was very positive, the delegation would like to progress discussions around Manchester Met’s projects relating to hydrogen and fuel cells with a view to their respective regions and collaboration.”