Air Liquide Japan has opened the first hydrogen station in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Located in Tokorozawa Matsugo, the station was created as a joint project between Air Liquide Japan and Japan H2 Mobility.
This is the third station jointly operated by these two companies and it’s also Air Liquide Japan’s first on-site hydrogen station – meaning that hydrogen is both produced and supplied to fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on site.
The hydrogen refuelling system utilises Air Liquide Japan’s standard-type package and the inclusion of additional pressure accumulators makes this a high-performance station capable of refuelling the large capacity fuel tanks of fuel cell buses.
The Saitama prefecture expects a growing demand in hydrogen from 2020, as part of the Japanese Government’s plan to have 200,000 FCEVs on the roads and 320 stations by 2025.
The Air Liquide Tokorozawa Matsugo Hydrogen Station is situated near the Tokorozawa Interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway and will open at weekends.