Toyota Motor Corporation and ENEOS have signed a joint agreement to explore CO2-free hydrogen production through the construction of a hydrogen refuelling centre at Woven City, Toyota’s “prototype city of the future” in Susono City, Japan.
Toyota and ENEOS will work with Toyota’s subsidiary, Woven Planet to accelerate efforts to operate a ‘green’ hydrogen refuelling station and supply fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with CO2-free hydrogen. The project will also involve research and design for an efficient hydrogen supply and demand management system.
The ENEOS hydrogen refuelling station is scheduled to begin operations before Woven City opens in 2024–2025. Electrolysers will be installed at the station to produce CO2-free hydrogen using renewable energy. This hydrogen will fuel various FCEVs, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles in and around Woven City. It will also provide energy for the city’s wider pipeline.
Woven Planet’s says this collaboration is in line with its mission to achieve a carbon-neutral society by normalising clean energy operations.
According to company statements, the Woven City project aims to create happiness by improving the mobility of information, goods, and people. The “Living Laboratory” is to be a test area for mobility where researchers, engineers and scientists can trial ideas and technologies.
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