Automakers seek to help Japan establish a hydrogen society

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Nissan, Toyota, and Honda to work together to propel the development of a hydrogen society in Japan Japan’s three largest automakers are planning to work together in order to help the country establish a functioning hydrogen society. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda will be using funds supplied from the Development Bank of Japan in order to build a working hydrogen network. This network is meant to supply hydrogen fuel to new vehicles and those making use of fuel cell energy systems. Clean transportation is the primary focus on the endeavor, with…

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Norway aims to help Japan build a hydrogen society

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Norway and Australia are looking to provide Japan with hydrogen fuel Norway and Australia are competing with one another to provide the fuel needed for Japan’s efforts to establish a hydrogen society. Japan is working to transition away from conventional forms of energy in favor of using hydrogen fuel cells. These fuel cells are meant to be used to power vehicles, homes, and businesses and can operate without producing any harmful emissions. In order for a hydrogen society to take form in Japan, the country must have reliable access to…

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Japan to have a hydrogen society strategy in place by end of year

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A strategy to develop a hydrogen society will be in place by the end of 2017 Japan will have a definitive plan to establish a “hydrogen society” by the end of this year. A hydrogen society is one that will rely heavily on the use of fuel cells to generate electricity. These energy systems would replace conventional solutions and will not only produce electricity but heat as well. Additionally, such a society would rely on fuel cells to power vehicles, making transportation emissions free. Japan has been working toward embracing…

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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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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 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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Hydrogen fuel is gaining more support in Japan

Japanese government is investing in projects concerning hydrogen fuel cells The Japanese government has announced plans to support companies that will aid in the development of power plants that use hydrogen fuel cells, as well as other projects. The government has set aside some $16.8 million in order to support these projects through the next fiscal year. The funds will help these projects accomplish their goals of better understanding fuel cells and using these energy systems practically. Hydrogen production projects will receive support from the Japanese government Some of the…

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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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Honda to showcase new hydrogen fuel technologies at event in Japan

Honda will attend an event to show off its new Smart Hydrogen Station and other technologies Japanese automaker Honda has plans to showcase a full-scale mockup of its new Smart Hydrogen Station and associated technologies at an event being held later this week. The automaker has committed itself to the development of clean technologies and has become a strong supporter of hydrogen fuel. Honda was one of the first companies to commercially release a fuel cell vehicle. Though the availability of this vehicle is quite limited, Honda has been instrumental…

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