Air Products will be presenting a paper and exhibiting its SmartFuel® hydrogen technology for both the automotive and material handling markets at the 11th International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo.

The event is held at the Tokyo Big Sight, in Tokyo, Japan from the 25 to 27 February.

“There is a strong move to develop both the automotive and material handling hydrogen fuelling markets in Japan. We have the proven technology needed for these applications, and we are honoured to have already reached agreement with two prominent Japanese companies to work together to develop these markets,” said Ed Kiczek, global business director of Hydrogen Energy Systems for Air Products. He added, “FC Expo 2015 will be a step in the direction of showing capabilities and discussing opportunities. We are pleased to have a speaking role and have our technology and equipment on display.”

Air Products has operated in Japan since 1970.

On 25th February at FC Expo 2015, Ravi Subramanian, business development manager – Asia for Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products, will presented a paper entitled Potential for Cost and Footprint Reductions in Hydrogen Infrastructure. Subramanian will talk about Air Products’ continued developmental work on hydrogen fuelling and its associated infrastructure, as well as the company’s achievements regarding cost and needed station footprint reductions. Air Products is currently deploying its newly-modeled SmartFuel® hydrogen fuelling station technology in California in the United States.

Additionally at FC Expo 2015, Air Products’ hydrogen fuelling technology and dispensing equipment for both the automotive and material handling markets will be on display in the booths of two Japanese companies with whom Air Products is working collaboratively to develop such fuelling markets in Japan.

Air Products’ technology and equipment for the automotive industry will be featured in the booth of NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN Pipeline & Engineering Co. Ltd. (NSPE). Air Products and NSPE announced the signing of an agreement in February 2014 signifying the intent of the two companies to work together on Japan’s developing hydrogen fuelling infrastructure market for automotive customers.

Air Products’ technology and equipment for the materials handling industry will be highlighted in the booth of Suzuki Shokan Co., Ltd.

Just last week, Air Products and Suzuki Shokan jointly announced the signing of an ‘Alliance Agreement’ for the two companies to work together on the design, construction and operation of hydrogen fuelling stations for use in fuelling the materials handling market. As part of their alliance, the companies also agreed to an Equipment, Engineering and License for Suzuki Shokan’s purchase and use of key equipment to be supplied by Air Products for the implementation of Air Products’ SmartFuel® hydrogen fuelling station technology.