Tokyo Gas develops CO2 recovery technology


Tokyo Gas is developing new technologies to recover and reduce carbon dioxide when generating hydrogen.

While hydrogen is generally considered to be the ultimate in clean energy, there is a contradiction in that in the process for generating hydrogen, production of the global warming substance carbon dioxide is unavoidable.

Tokyo Gas is promoting the development of technology which would lead to a solution to this problem.

In one corner of the Japan Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) in the Senju Hydrogen Station, operated by the company, there is a verification test facility whereby a CO2 separation and recovery facility has been installed in a hydrogen generator and a hydrogen production efficiency of about 80% has been achieved, the world’s highest level.

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