Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter "demitsu") held on March 14 the opening ceremony of its first commercial hydrogen station, the Narita Hydrogen
Station ("the station"), which would begin operation on the grounds of Narita International Airport.
Idemitsu had completed construction of new supply facilities aimed at commercialization of the hydrogen station it had operated on the grounds of Narita International Airport since February 2011 as an experimental research project in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and others*1 and held the opening ceremony of the station.
The ceremony was attended by approximately 50 guests including METI, Chiba Prefecture and officials from neighboring municipalities such as Narita City.
Starting operation of the station today, Idemitsu will press ahead with further testing and buildup of knowledge regarding business and technical aspects of hydrogen supply through management of the station, thereby contributing to the promotion of the use of fuel-cell vehicles and the realization of a hydrogen-powered society.
※1 spanThe METI project "Hydrogen utilization social system demonstration - Hydrogen highway project," and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) project "Local hydrogen supply infrastructure technical and social demonstration" and "R&D of technology for hydrogen utilization" entrusted to the Research Association of Hydrogen Supply/Utilization Technology (HySUT)
※2 100 yen/1 Nm3; hydrogen sales prices are subject to change in accordance with economic conditions, sales environment and other factors