Plans unveiled to fuel 2020 Olympic flame with hydrogen

Plans unveiled to fuel 2020 Olympic flame with hydrogen

Hydrogen could be used to fuel the Olympic flame cauldron at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – marking the first time in the international sporting event’s history that hydrogen would be used for this purpose.

The plans were unveiled at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee general session today.

According to the Japan Times, organisers are considering using hydrogen fuel produced at a factory in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture.

H2 View understands the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is hoping to leave a hydrogen society as its legacy for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe declared in 2016, “The 1964 Tokyo Olympics left the Shinkansen high-speed train system as its legacy. The upcoming Olympics will leave a hydrogen society as its legacy.”

Hydrogen is already planned to be used to power the 6,000-unit Olympic village, transport athletes between stadiums and fuel the Olympic torch at the start of the relay.


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