Japan Air Liquide LLC (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Virginie Cavalli) opened a hydrogen station for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture.
According to the action plan based on the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s “Hydrogen / Fuel Cell Strategy Roadmap”, the goal is to spread 200,000 FCVs and open 320 hydrogen stations by 2025. Among them, Aichi Prefecture is making various efforts toward the realization of a hydrogen society that uses hydrogen as energy in daily life and industry, and the opening of this time is positioned as part of that.
In Aichi Prefecture, FCVs are installed in 25 locations including approximately 1,100 FCVs and hydrogen stations, which is an important area where further spread is expected. We are investing in this area to improve your convenience. The station faces National Road No. 19 and is conveniently located near the Kachigawa exit of the Nagoya Daini Circular Expressway, which is one of the ring roads in the Nagoya metropolitan area. We are also considering supplying hydrogen fuel to commercial vehicles such as buses, buses, and trucks.
“Air Liquide Kasugai Katsukawa Hydrogen Station” is a hydrogen station jointly maintained by Japan Air Liquide and Japan Hydrogen Station Network GK (hereinafter JHyM). The two companies will jointly operate the 5th site and the 4th site in Aichi prefecture. Also, with JHyM, two new stations are planned to be newly established in Aichi Prefecture this year.
At this station, we have adopted a system that packages our standard compressor and accumulator. By adopting this package system, it is possible to deliver in a short time when constructing a new station.
When constructing the station, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s “hydrogen station maintenance subsidy to promote the spread of fuel cell vehicles” and the Aichi prefecture “hydrogen station maintenance subsidy” are used.
“Air Liquide Kasugai Katsukawa Hydrogen Station” will be open on weekends, reflecting the voices of FCV users, and will contribute to the improvement of customer convenience. We hope that it will be used by everyone in the surrounding area in filling hydrogen into FCVs, which is expected to become more popular in the future.
Japan Air Liquide
Japan Air Liquide has contributed to the industrial development of Japan as a pioneer of the industry for more than 100 years since it first started producing oxygen in Japan in 1907. We currently have 2,000 employees and are supplying oxygen and nitrogen to companies in the industrial field such as electronics, and we are focusing on joint research and problem-solving based on customer needs such as oxygen combustion equipment. In the medical field, we will focus on gas supply to hospitals and at-home medical care. We develop and provide new treatment devices and solutions that utilize IoT that medical professionals and patients need. Air Liquide has installed more than 120 hydrogen stations worldwide as a group to realize a carbon-free and hydrogen-based society. In Japan, we are aiming to be a leading company that covers the hydrogen energy value chain in addition to building hydrogen stations. We will contribute to the development of customers and society by providing innovative solutions centered on industry-leading innovations and technologies.
Air Liquide Group’s Commitment to Hydrogen Energy
Air Liquide has been a leader in the global industrial gas industry for over 50 years, working to develop its unique expertise in building hydrogen supply chains. From hydrogen production to storage, distribution, and development of applications for end-users, we have contributed to the spread of hydrogen as a clean energy source, especially for mobility. Air Liquide has designed and installed more than 120 stations worldwide to date. Hydrogen is an alternative way to achieve clean transportation and contributes to the improvement of air quality. When a fuel cell is used, hydrogen combines with oxygen in the air to generate electricity. Only water is discharged in the process. We will provide concrete solutions to the issues of sustainable mobility in urban areas and local air pollution, and eventually to the issue of global warming.