New hydrogen fuel station opens in Tokyo

Air Products and NPSE launch their first hydrogen station in Tokyo Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NPSE) have successfully brought their first hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo online. In February of 2014, both companies agreed to work with one another to develop Japan’s hydrogen market. The country is currently home to one of the most attractive clean transportation and renewable energy markets in the world and the demand for hydrogen fuel cells has been growing aggressively over the past few years. Developing the market is…

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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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New hydrogen fuel cell set for launch in Japan

Joint development venture aims to produce new hydrogen fuel cell system The Tokyo Gas Company and Panasonic Corporation have announced a joint development project concerning the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell designed to power an entire apartment block. This fuel cell will be deployed under the ENE-FARM brand, which is currently one of the largest fuel cell networks in the world. The ENE-FARM uses hydrogen fuel cells to provide electrical power to cities, but it also manufactures and deploys fuel cells throughout Japan for various purposes. The new fuel cell…

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Japan may become a valuable market for hydrogen fuel cells

Potential of hydrogen fuel cells is growing in Japan The potential of hydrogen fuel cells in Japan may soon come to a head. The country has been undergoing something of an energy revolution in recent years. Since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Japan has been working to separate itself from nuclear energy. This is not a decidedly new trend, as the country has been reducing its use of nuclear power since 2002. Nuclear power had once accounted for the vast majority of the country’s energy capacity, but Japan’s last nuclear facility…

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Hydrogen fuel gains momentum in Japan

Hydrogen fuel cells remain in the limelight after Fukushima disaster Since the Fukushima disaster of 2011, Japan has been working to move away from nuclear energy and fossil-fuels in general. While the impact of the disaster is still being felt to this day, Japan has made major strides in embracing new forms of energy, such as solar power and hydrogen fuel. Bloom Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, believes that Japan is becoming an ideal market for fuel cell technology. The company’s Japanese division is quickly positioning itself…

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Bloom Energy to form hydrogen fuel joint venture in Japan

Hydrogen fuel partnership

Asian market proves attractive to hydrogen fuel cell developers Bloom Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been working to expand the adoption of its line of solid oxide fuel cells. These types of fuel cells are typically used for industrial purposes, but have grown more popular as residential energy systems. Over the past few years, Bloom Energy has been able to supply these fuel cells to prominent consumers throughout the U.S. Now, the company is preparing itself to enter into foreign markets, hoping to find success outside…

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New analysis highlights public outreach and hydrogen fuel

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Public outreach may be important to the future of hydrogen fuel Fuel Cell Today has released a new analysis concerning public outreach and hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is quickly attracting more attention, especially in the realm of transportation. Many consumers remain somewhat unaware of the prospects of hydrogen fuel, however, which could be a problematic issue for the future of clean transportation. Organizations investing in hydrogen fuel have taken note of this issue and have begun reaching out to the public in order to inform them of the benefits that could…

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Hydrogen fuel on the rise in Japan

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Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining more support in Japan Japan has been showing strong interest in renewable energy in recent years. The country has long relied on nuclear power, as well as fossil-fuels, but this is beginning to change as the government grows more interested in the economic benefits that may been seen through the use of renewable energy. In 2011, the country was rattled by a massive earthquake that generated a destructive tsunami. Known as the Fukushima disaster, this event triggered one of the worst nuclear crises that the…

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Fuji Electric introduces new hydrogen fuel production system

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Fuji has high hopes for hydrogen fuel Fuji Electric, a massive electrical equipment and holding company based in Japan, has announced that it has developed a product designed specifically for hydrogen fuel production. This product is meant to be incorporated into existing fuel cell products in order to make them more alluring to the Japanese market. Hydrogen fuel has managed to capture a great deal of interest in this market, but much of this has been reserved to the transportation sector. Fuji Electric believes that there are many promising opportunities…

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Hydrogen fuel cells gain strong support in Japan

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Japan

Major oil company sets sights on hydrogen fuel JX Nippon Oil & Energy, one of the largest oil companies in the world, has adopted a new stance on energy in its native Japan. The company, which does business throughout the world, has been taking note of the rising interest in renewable energy coming from consumers in Japan. Much of this interest was sparked by the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which cause a severe nuclear crisis that caused Japan’s nuclear energy facilities to cease for some time. The void left by these…

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New hydrogen fuel cell catalyst manufacture facility to open in Japan

New Hydrogen Fuel Manufacture Facility Japan

Tanaka Precious Metals open new manufacturing and research and development facility for hydrogen fuel cell catalysts Tanaka Precious Metals, the world’s largest provider of catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it will be building a new catalyst manufacturing facility in Japan. The demand for fuel cell catalysts is on the rise as interest in the energy systems becomes more prolific. The auto industry currently holds the most interest in hydrogen fuel cells due to their potential use in next generation vehicles. The new catalyst manufacturing facility is expected…

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Japan earthquake rekindles need to abandon nuclear energy

Japan Earthquake

  Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan A strong earthquake has rattled Japan once again. The quake’s epicenter was located off the northeastern shore of Japan, near Fukushima, where a similar quake sparked a major nuclear crisis that threatened to be worse than Chernobyl. According to the U.S> Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and generated a strong tsunami that washed into a region that had been decimated 2011’s much stronger quake. Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate ahead of the tsunami, but warnings…

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Japan announces abandonment of nuclear power

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Fukushima disaster has Japan reevaluate use of nuclear power Japan has shown healthy signs of recovery since last year’s disastrous earthquake-tsunami disaster. Economically, the country remains strong and stable. In terms of energy, however, the Japanese government has had to improvise in the wake of the disaster, which triggered a nuclear crisis that threatened to be worse than Chernobyl. The Fukushima disaster, as it is often called, caused the government to take a hard look at its use of nuclear energy. Japan to be nuclear free by 2030 In the…

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Japan continues work to adopt hydrogen fuel

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*Image from Widipedia Fukushima disaster sparks new interest in hydrogen fuel Japan has ambitious plans in term of energy. The country is still recovering from last year’s Fukushima disaster, in which a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that wrought havoc in the Northern provinces and sparked a nuclear disaster. In the wake of the disaster, the Japanese government determined that the country would no longer rely on nuclear energy because of the danger that it presented. The nation recently shut down the last of its nuclear power plants and has…

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Hydrogenics and Iwatani to promote fuel cells in Japan

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Hydrogenics signs MOU with the Iwatani Corporation Hydrogenics, a developer of hydrogen production and power systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Iwatani Corporation, a Japanese petroleum company. Through the agreement, the two companies will work to exploit the development opportunities for hydrogen fuel systems that exist in Japan. The demand for utility-scale hydrogen energy, production, and storage systems is on the rise in Japan, largely due to the country’s abandonment of nuclear power following the Fukushima event. Japan already boasts of an extensive hydrogen energy network…

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Record breaking fuel cell catalyst shipments reported by Tanaka Kikinzohu Kogyo

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Demand for fuel cells drives demand for catalysts As fuel cells become more popular, the demand for their vital components grows. Fuel cells generate electricity through a chemical process, which requires a catalyst in order to occur. The vast majority of fuel cell catalysts are made of platinum, a material that has made the energy systems excessively expensive. Though scientists around the world have been working to replace platinum as a necessary component for fuel cells, the majority of those in production still require a significant amount of platinum, which…

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