Tsuruga, Japan–Tsuruga City in Fukui Prefecture, Japan (hereinafter “Tsuruga City”), and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) today announced that the “H2One™ Station Unit” has started opening in Tsuruga City, which is the first launched hydrogen station in the Hokuriku region. *1
The “H2One™ Station Unit” made by Toshiba ESS is a system that produces hydrogen using electric power generated by renewable energy and supplies hydrogen to fuel cell vehicles. The system is capable of producing enough hydrogen for eight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles*2 per day in three minutes at the fastest speed. *3
Tsuruga City and Toshiba ESS have been studying about the construction of a supply chain in the city under the “Basic agreement for the construction of a supply chain”, which was concluded in August 2018. During the first half of FY2020, “H2One™”, which is called a one-container model, an autonomous hydrogen energy supply system, will be built. Then, the “H2One™ Multi Station” will start operation for supplying green electricity to electric vehicles and to Tsuruga City’s public wholesale market.
Takanobu Fuchikami, mayor of Tsuruga City, said, “Tsuruga City is trying to make a hydrogen society by considering energy diversification and is trying to utilize hydrogen energy aggressively.”
Yoshihisa Sanagi, General Manager of the Hydrogen Energy Business Division at Toshiba ESS, said, “We will supply systems that can supply clean electricity based on renewable energy and expand hydrogen energy with hydrogen-powered technologies through the participation of hydrogen supply chain demonstrations.”
Tsuruga City and Toshiba ESS will build a hydrogen supply chain and contribute to the realization of a hydrogen society.
*1: In Fukui, Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures, as of December 2019.
*2: Based on 23.2 km average mileage per day in Japan.
*3: When the pressure accumulator is full.