By Jemima Owen-Jones2016-11-28T16:38:00+00:00
Toshiba Corporation is constructing a new hydrogen (H2) application centre at its Fuchu complex in western Tokyo.
Scheduled to start operation in April 2017, the centre will be built around a newly designed H2One™ H2 power system that will use renewable energy to produce H2 and supply it to fuel-cell powered forklifts operating in Fuchu complex.
Hiroyuki Ota, Project Manager of Toshiba’s Energy Systems and Solutions Company noted, “The H2 application centre is a stepping stone to building a new business. We will utilise experience and know-how gained from the H2 application centre to develop and deliver a H2One for use in factories, warehouses, logistics facilities and airports. We want to make Fuchu complex an environmental model factory for the realisation of a carbon-free society where H2 energy is widely used.”
The system is controlled by Toshiba’s H2 energy management system, H2EMS™, which includes a new H2 demand prediction function that forecasts supply requirements for fuel cell vehicles, allowing space saving optimisation of the area devoted to H2 storage.
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Company continues to contribute to the global expansion of H2 energy solutions, and the transition to a low-carbon H2 economy.
Toshiba has won an order to supply a 100KW pure hydrogen (H2) fuel cell system to Showa Denko K.K., a Tokyo-based chemical company.
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