Hydrogen fuel on the rise in Japan

Tokyo - Hydrogen Fuel News

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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Japanese gas companies promoting hydrogen fuel system ENE-FARM

ENE-FARM hydrogen fuel system

Gas industry begins aggressively promoting ENE-FARM Japan’s expansive hydrogen energy system, ENE-FARM, has found supporters within the country’s natural gas industry. Several natural gas firms, such as Tokyo Gas, are now promoting energy generated by the ENE-FARM to households throughout Japan. The ENE-FARM was first introduced to the commercial market in 2009. The energy system incorporates a plethora of powerful hydrogen fuel cells that operate around the clock. The electricity generated by these fuel cells is used to power homes and businesses throughout Japan. The ENE-FARM is considered one of…

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Hydrogen fuel cell funding in Japan tops $240 million

Japan Solar Energy

Hydrogen energy in Japan seems to be gaining significant momentum as the government continues to throw its support behind the alternative energy. This week, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced that hydrogen and fuel cell research funding in the company totals $240 for the current fiscal year. The announcement reflects the country’s long-standing favor for hydrogen fuel energy and other forms of renewable fuel. This love for hydrogen reached new highs in the months following last year’s earthquake and tsunami disasters that ravaged the country’s energy infrastructure. The…

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Solar power growing rapidly in Japan thanks to feed-in tariffs

Japan Solar Energy

Japan’s solar energy growth Solar energy is gaining momentum around the world, especially in Japan, where the solar market is experiencing a period of rapid growth. Japan has long been interested in alternative energy because of its economic and environmental implications. The country is home to one of the most ambitious and powerful hydrogen energy systems, the ENE-FARM, and has been using geothermal energy for decades. Solar power is not new to the Land of the Rising Sun, but it has been growing in popularity over the past year. The…

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Toyota works to update Japan’s ENE-FARM system with next generation fuel cells

ENE-FARM Type S fuel cell

By now, Toyota’s adoption of hydrogen fuel has gotten a great deal of attention. The automaker has big plans for the energy for its vehicles. Something that is getting significantly less attention, however, is the company’s use of the energy in its home country of Japan. Japan boasts of a powerful fuel cell system called ENE-FARM that provides power to several homes throughout the country. Since the creation of the ENE-FARM in 2009, fuel cells have become more advanced and efficient. As such, Toyota has teamed with other Japanese corporations…

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