Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha (MKK) has opened a hydrogen (H2) fuelling station based on H2Station® technology from Nel ASA in Kawasaki city, Japan.

Nel’s CEO, Jon André Løkke, said, “We are very pleased to see MKK reaching this milestone in our collaboration, and we hope to see many of these stations in Japan in the near future.”

MKK purchased the rights to manufacture H2 fuelling stations based on Nel’s CAR-100 H2Station® in 2015. Following two years of development the Japanese version was launched for the domestic market.

“By gaining access to the world-leading H2 fuelling station technology from Nel and combining it with our engineering and H2 experience, we have designed a H2 fuelling station especially adapted for the Japanese market,” explained Toshikazu Takagi, President of MKK.

Japan is building a network of H2 fuelling stations with a goal of having a network of 160 stations by 2020, of which more than 90 are in operation today.