Fuel cells are helping reinvent Japan’s energy structure

Fuel Cell Infrastructure - city at night in Japan

Japan continues to turn to hydrogen to remake its future Japan is working to reinvent its energy structure. These efforts began in earnest following the devastating 2011 earthquake that struck the Fukushima Prefecture. The quake triggered a serious nuclear crisis, which led the Japanese government to shut down the majority of the country’s nuclear power facilities for a time. Now, Japan is working to embrace renewable energy, particularly hydrogen fuel cells, in order to become more self-sufficient and to combat the potential impact of climate change in the future. Clean…

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Toyota launches new fuel cell bus in Tokyo

Fuel Cell Bus - Image of Tokyo City, Japan

Automaker bring a new fuel cell bus to Tokyo Toyota’s first fuel cell bus has come to Japan. The automaker has delivered this new vehicle to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan government. The agency will begin regularly operating the new bus beginning in March. Toyota has plans to deliver its second fuel cell bus later that month as well. Tokyo officials believe that more than 100 fuel cell buses will be operating in the city by 2020, when the city will play host to the 2020 Olympic…

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Toyota to launch fuel cell buses in 2017

Automaker has plans to bring fuel cell buses to Japan next year Japanese automaker Toyota has plans to sell fuel cell buses in early 2017. The buses have already undergone thorough testing, with Toyota proving that these vehicles can be used practically. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government intends to use these fuel cell buses in order to make public transportation more environmentally friendly and efficient. Two of Toyota’s fuel cell buses will be utilized in Tokyo at the beginning of next year, if everything goes according to plan. More than 100…

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Renewable hydrogen fuel production to begin in Fukushima, Japan

Fukushima and Tokyo to investigate ways to use wind and solar power to produce hydrogen Renewable hydrogen fuel production is about to kick off in Japan. Tokyo and the Fukushima Prefecture have signed an agreement that involves research ways to produce hydrogen through the use of renewable energy. The hydrogen produced through this endeavor will be used to generate electrical power during the 2020 Olympic Games. Hydrogen fuel has become a very important forces for the Japanese government, which is working to rely more heavily on clean energy and distance…

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Japan is investing more into hydrogen fuel cells

Fuel cells may be the power of the future in Japan Japan has come to show strong favor for hydrogen fuel cells. In recent years, the country has been supporting the creation and purchase of fuel cell vehicles, but fuel cells can be used for much more than transportation. This fact has not been lost on the Japanese government, of course, as it has been making use of hydrogen fuel cells to provide residential energy for many years now. In 2015, Japan’s ENE-FARM, a massive stationary fuel cell power plant,…

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Toyota plans to launch a new version of its fuel cell vehicle in 2019

New version of the Mirai expected to be launched ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese automaker Toyota only just recently released its first fuel cell vehicle, called the Mirai, and already has plans to launch a new Mirai model ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The automaker is interested in making the new Mirai model more affordable and smaller than its predecessor, which may be more well received among consumers. Toyota plans to launch the new model in 2019 and may be launched alongside the latest version of…

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Fukushima Prefecture to become a hub of development for hydrogen fuel cell technology

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces plan to bolster fuel cell technology in Japan Nearly four years after the Fukushima disaster, which was one of the worst nuclear disasters in world history, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has announced that the Fukushima Prefecture will become the center of development for hydrogen energy in the country. Prime Minister Abe has revealed a plan called the Fukushima New Energy Society Initiative, which aims to support the development of new fuel cell and infrastructure technology. The initiative is part of a larger endeavor to…

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Tokyo governor wants more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the roads

Governor has a long term plan to support clean transportation Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has announced plans to increase the number of fuel cell vehicles available in the city in the near future. Governor Masuzoe shares an interest in clean transportation along with the rest of the Japanese government, which has been working to support the use of hydrogen fuel cells specifically. The governor intends to establish a plan that will allow Tokyo to become a hydrogen society in the wake of the 2020 Olympic Games. Olympic Games may help…

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Japan may have trouble establishing a society powered by hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen society may be a costly ambitious endeavor for Japan Japan has ambitious goals of establishing a hydrogen society for itself. Such a society would be primarily powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which would provide electrical power for homes, businesses, and vehicles. The Japanese government believes that it can accomplish this goal, but doing so may take some time, as fuel cells are notoriously expensive energy systems. The high cost of fuel cells may impair the country’s progress toward establishing a hydrogen society in the coming years. Government officials have…

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Japan aims to establish a society based on hydrogen fuel

Country is working to embrace hydrogen as a primary form of power Japan has plans to establish a hydrogen society, or one where hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology is at the heart of energy production. This has been a concept of interest for the country for some time, since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Following a massive earthquake, a nuclear crisis was triggered that brought many of the country’s nuclear energy facilities offline, even those that had not been affected by the quake. Since then, Japan has been…

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Japan continues to show favor for hydrogen fuel

Japanese government is investing in the establishment of a hydrogen society The Japanese government envisions a future where a hydrogen economy has been established. To achieve such a goal, however, Japan will have to invest more aggressively in hydrogen fuel production and fuel cell technology. For the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be hosted in Tokyo, may serve as a tipping point in Japan’s pursuit of renewable energy and sustainability. During the games, Japan will highlight the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and the value of these energy systems. Olympic…

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Lexus could launch hydrogen fuel vehicle by the 2020 Olympic Games

Lexus may bring a fuel cell vehicle to Japan in time for the Olympics Japan will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games and Lexus plans to launch a fuel cell vehicle in time for the event. Lexus, Toyota’s luxury subsidiary, has been experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells for some time. Both Toyota and Lexus have an interest in clean transportation, but the latter has had limited opportunity to bring a clean vehicle to the market. The fuel cell vehicle from Lexus is meant to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen fuel…

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Hydrogen fuel finds more support in Japan

Japanese government intends to establish a hydrogen society Hydrogen fuel is gaining more support in Japan. The Japanese government has plans to establish a hydrogen society, which is one whose primary energy source is hydrogen and fuel cells. Efforts to form such a society have already begun in within the auto industry, where several companies have begun working together to promote clean transportation and the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda have big plans when it comes to fuel cell vehicles and these companies are investing quite…

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Toyota makes a bet on hydrogen fuel for the Olympics

Toyota to become a top sponsor for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan Toyota has announced that it will be one of the top sponsors for the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics present Toyota with a promising opportunity to draw attention to its new vehicle, the Mirai, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Toyota has a history of using such opportunities to make its new vehicles more popular, as was the case with the Prius. The Mirai could get some promising…

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Tokyo to invest $385 million into hydrogen fuel

Tokyo looks to support fuel cells and clean transportation for 2020 Olympic Games The City of Tokyo has big plans for the 2020 Olympic Games. The city intends to help make it easier for residents to purchase fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to become significantly more common in the coming years. The Tokyo government will be launching $385 million in vehicle subsidies and initiatives meant to expand the city’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. This is part of a larger effort from the national government, which aims to reduce Japan’s reliance…

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2020 Olympic Village will be powered by hydrogen fuel

Olympic Village in Japan will rely on hydrogen and fuel cells to get its power The 2020 Olympic Village in Japan will be one of the most futuristic iterations of the special home made for the athletes competing in the Olympics. The village will be powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells, serving as an opportunity for Japan to showcase the potential of a population center that is completely dependent on renewable energy. The village will be based in Tokyo, where fuel cells have already begun to see use as residential…

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