11 Japanese companies collaborating build hydrogen station

Tinuku ~ Eleven Japanese companies are collaborating on building a hydrogen station. A commitment is echoed by companies in Japan to accelerate the construction of large-scale hydrogen fueling stations in a collaborative way according to government roadmap through Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Tinuku 11 Japanese companies collaborating build hydrogen station

The eleven companies are Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co. Ltd., JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Iwatani Corporation, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Toho Gas Co. Ltd., Air Liquide Japan Ltd., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Development Bank of Japan Inc.

The commitment is in line with the Strategic Roadmap for Fuel and Hydrogen Cells with the goal of setting up 150 hydrogen fuel stations and producing 40,000 vehicles using a fuel cell vehicle or FCV by 2020.

The memorandum of understanding is based on the idea that companies should work together and take a direct role in the construction of hydrogen stations to expand demand and popularize FCV.

In particular, 11 companies must also have plans to build new companies this year. The goal is to steadily build a hydrogen station construction by applying standards to support the project.

In addition they are also seeking expansion of the use of FCV and independent hydrogen stations to cut costs. The eleven companies continue to open the possibility of expanding participation by other companies in the future.

But they have not provided details on how to replace fossil-fueled cars with hydrogen cars or persuade people to buy hydrogen cars. The trend today and the future is to produce electric cars use batteries.