The first hydrogen station in Japan’s Hokuriku region was opened at the end of December (2019).
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) provided the technology and opened the station in Tsuruga City.
The H2One™ Station Unit, made by Toshiba ESS, is a system which produces hydrogen using electric power generated by renewable energy and supplies hydrogen to fuel cell vehicles.
The system is capable of producing enough hydrogen for eight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles per day, refuelled in three minutes at the fastest speed.
Takanobu Fuchikami, Mayor of Tsuruga City, said, “Tsuruga City is trying to make a hydrogen society by considering energy diversification and is trying to utilise hydrogen energy aggressively.”
Yoshihisa Sanagi, General Manager of the Hydrogen Energy Business Division at Toshiba ESS, said, “We will supply systems which can supply clean electricity based on renewable energy and expand hydrogen energy with hydrogen-powered technologies through the participation of hydrogen supply chain demonstrations.”
Tsuruga City and Toshiba ESS said they will build a hydrogen supply chain and contribute to the realisation of a hydrogen society.