Air Liquide Japan opens first permanent hydrogen station in Kawaski City


Air Liquide Japan has completed construction of the first public ‘fixed location’ hydrogen (H2) station in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and it began operations last month.

The station, which is the first to be built in the city except a mobile one, is subsidised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI), as well as municipal government of Kanagawa Prefecture.

This is the sixth H2 station directly owned and operated by Air Liquide in Japan. The Tier One company already has two located in Aichi, through a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and one each in Saga, Fukuoka and Hyogo. Nationwide, Japan is now home to about 100 stations.

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