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    New Zealand signs hydrogen agreement with Japan


    New Zealand and Japan are working together to transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on hydrogen (H2), says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

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    Toyota to adopt Toshiba hydrogen supply system


    Toyota Industries Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Solutions Corporation have agreed that Toyota will adopt a Toshiba ESS’s facility to produce and supply hydrogen (H2) made from renewable energy for fuel-cell forklifts used at the Takahama plant of Toyota Industries in Aichi Prefecture.

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    Green Science Alliance produces custom SOFCs


    Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., the Japanese chemical company that researches and develops highly advanced, cutting edge materials in the field of energy and environmental science, has started custom synthesis and measurement of an electrode and the solid electrolyte of solid oxide fuel cells

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    Chart Industries to divest oxygen-related products business to NGK Spark Plug


    Chart Industries, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to divest its oxygen-related products business within the BioMedical segment to Japanese company NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. for $133.5m.

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    Japan experiences LCO2 shortage


    According to The Gas Review, the liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) and dry ice market in the summer of 2018 is being hit harder than normal by overlapping maintenance schedules, longer periods of scheduled maintenance and a series of plant troubles at raw gas sources.

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    Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation acquires IMI


    Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) has acquired medical equipment sales company IMI Co.

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    Taiyo Nippon Sanso develops SCOPE-Jet


    The SCOPE-Jet Swing developed by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) adds a swing function to the energy-saving supersonic oxygen (O2) jet SCOPE-Jet by applying the self-induced oscillation phenomenon of fluids.

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    Air Water builds new rare gas plant


    To expand the stable supply and sales of rare gases xenon and krypton, Air Water is building a new facility to produce them in the cryogenic air separation unit (ASU) which has been operated in Kobe Steel’s Kakogawa Plant since October 2017, The Gas Review reported.

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    Delivery of dry ice under nationwide control from June


    The market of liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) and dry ice, which has suffered a tight supply for several years, is now facing a more difficult situation for procurement, The Gas Review reports.

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    Construction of FH2R begins


    A consortium of Japanese companies have started construction on a large-scale hydrogen (H2) energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima Prefecture.