DENSO launches pilot to clean up automotive component manufacturing with green hydrogen

Japanese automotive components manufacturer DENSO Corporation has announced plans to demonstrate solid oxide electrolysis to produce hydrogen that will be used to clean up its manufacturing operations.

The company on Tuesday (June 28) revealed the pilot programme will take place at its Hirose Plant in the Aichi prefecture of Japan from July using a “DENSO-developed” solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) to produce green hydrogen.

Hoped to increase the power and sustainability of its manufacturing operations, DENSO says the trial will incorporate a verification test using green hydrogen in the manufacturing of a prototype power card – a component of an inverter that drives the motor in hybrid or electric vehicles.

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