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.