“SimpleFuel” Starts Full-Scale Operation at Toyota Industries Takahama Factory

By January 20, 2021 3   min read  (458 words)

January 20, 2021 |

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Full-scale operation of all-in-one on-site fuel cell forklift filling device “SimpleFuel” started at Toyota Industries Takahama Plant

Japan–Hydrogen filling for on-site fuel cell forklift trucks (FC forklift trucks) ordered by Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries Corp.) via PDC Machines LLC,

Tokyo Boeki Mechanics Co., Ltd. Full-scale operation of two “Simple Fuel” devices has started.

SimpleFuel is a “water electrolyzer” that produces hydrogen from water and electricity in a small package with an installation area of ​​only one car (total length 2.6 m x total width 1.3 m), and a “compressor” that boosts the produced hydrogen to the filling pressure. , A “pressure accumulator” that stores hydrogen, and a “dispenser” that connects a hose to fill a forklift, and is a “minimum size hydrogen station.” It can be easily installed in a “small empty space” in an existing factory or warehouse, and the FC forklift operator can fill hydrogen in a place closer to the workplace, which greatly improves work efficiency.

In addition, this machine is a highly energy-efficient facility with an energy-saving design that produces as much hydrogen as needed according to the operating status of the FC forklift. In addition, it is possible to install the necessary filling equipment at a much lower initial investment cost than existing equipment.
This time, we are supplying hydrogen to 12 of the FC forklifts operating at Toyota Industries Takahama Plant.

SimpleFuel is sold as a filling device for FC forklifts in Japan, but it was originally designed for filling fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), and has a track record of filling FCVs mainly in the United States. We have accumulated a lot of customer satisfaction. In response to this, we plan to expand to FCV in Japan as well.

SimpleFuel will introduce this simple fuel solution at FC EXPO2021 (17th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibition) to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 3rd to 5th, 2021. Please come visit us. We will continue to aim to be a company that leads the realization of a hydrogen-based society with innovative technology.

Model SF35-10 (filling pressure 35MPa)
Throughput 8.8kg 99NM 3 / day (0.37kg / h) * 1
Hydrogen accumulation amount 7.5kg * 2
Water electrolysis type Alkaline water electrolysis / pure water (PEM) water electrolysis (selectable)
Installation location Outdoor / indoor
Usable temperature -20 ℃ ~ + 40 ℃ * 3
Product size Length 2.6m x Width 1.3mx Height 2.4m
Required power supply 400V (50Hz) 480V (60Hz)
Required power Up to 33KW
Water supply 6L * 4

* 1: Maximum value of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act Type 2 manufacturing range. We can also handle 30 Nm3 / day or less.
* 2: Described in the standard model. Values ​​may vary depending on specifications.
* 3: Temperature zones other than those listed are available as options.
* 4: Pure water equipment is available as an option.

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