© Toyota Motor North America
© Toyota Motor North America

Toyota realigns R&D facility to focus on hydrogen

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has re-established its R&D office as its new hydrogen headquarters focused on hydrogen-related products.

The office in California will now be known as the North American Hydrogen Headquarters (H2HQ), featuring renovated features to provide workspace for R&D in fuel cells and other hydrogen-based products.

The facility is expected to advance North American-led hydrogen initiatives and support the localisation of hydrogen technologies and products, including light and heavy-duty fuel cell applications, stationary fuel cell power generation and port vehicle applications. The facility already boasts a 1.2MW scalable test bench for stationary applications and a hydrogen fuelling station.

Looking ahead, Toyota plans to introduce a flexible microgrid, with construction currently underway. This will include a 230kW solar photovoltaic system, a 1MW stationary PEM fuel cell generator, a 325kW solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and an onsite 500kWh battery energy storage system. This will support campus energy needs and be fully operational by 2026.

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