ENEOS, Toyota, and Woven Planet collaborate to facilitate CO2-free hydrogen manufacturing and utilization for Woven Metropolis and past

ENEOS, Toyota, and Woven Planet collaborate to facilitate CO2-free hydrogen manufacturing and utilization for Woven Metropolis and past


ENEOS Company (ENEOS) and Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) have signed a joint settlement to discover CO2-free hydrogen manufacturing and utilization at Woven Metropolis, the prototype metropolis of the longer term that Toyota has began to develop in Susono Metropolis, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Along with Toyota’s subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. (Woven Planet), they’ll speed up efforts by managing technical logistics.

As described within the Fundamental Settlement signed in 2021, ENEOS and Toyota have determined to start development and operation of a hydrogen refueling station in shut proximity to Woven Metropolis to provide and provide CO2-free hydrogen to Woven Metropolis and Gas Cell Electrical Automobiles (FCEVs) (Merchandise 1 and a pair of set forth beneath). Collectively, they may also analysis and design an environment friendly hydrogen provide and demand administration system (Merchandise 3 described beneath). The ENEOS hydrogen refueling station is scheduled to start operations earlier than the opening of Woven Metropolis in 2024-2025.

Objects to be thought-about on the time of the Fundamental Settlement*1

  1. ENEOS to ascertain and function a hydrogen refueling station in shut proximity to Woven Metropolis
  2. ENEOS to provide “inexperienced hydrogen,” hydrogen derived from renewable power, by electrolyzers on the aforementioned station and provide it to Woven Metropolis for use at a stationary gasoline cell generator that will probably be put in inside Woven Metropolis by Toyota
  3. Promote using hydrogen-powered gasoline cell mobility for logistics in and close by Woven Metropolis. Validate a base unit*2 of hydrogen demand for these mobility logistics in addition to construct a provide and demand administration system
  4. Conduct joint superior analysis on hydrogen provide on the demonstration hub to be established inside Woven Metropolis

Objects which have been determined within the joint improvement settlement this time

Merchandise 1) Assemble a hydrogen refueling station adjoining to Woven Metropolis
(Scheduled to be constructed at 1576-3, Mishuku Aza Hounokidaira, Susono-city, Shizuoka-Pref., Japan)
Merchandise 2)
  • Set up electrolyzers on the hydrogen refueling station, which can produce CO2-free hydrogen utilizing electrical energy generated by renewable power
  • Provide CO2-free hydrogen to not solely varied FCEVs from passenger automobiles to business automobiles but additionally to Woven Metropolis utilizing a pipeline
  • Set up a stationary gasoline cell generator on the hydrogen refueling station in case of an influence outage*3
Merchandise 3) Contemplate connecting the Group Vitality Administration System (CEMS) of Woven Metropolis with the hydrogen EMS of ENEOS to optimize hydrogen manufacturing

The ENEOS hydrogen refueling station will “produce” the hydrogen that may meet the power wants of “customers,” FCEVs in and round Woven Metropolis and Woven Metropolis as effectively. This collaboration expedites our progress towards realizing a very carbon-neutral society and can facilitate and normalize clear power operations first at Woven Metropolis and finally the world.

Woven Metropolis is the mission of Toyota aiming to create happiness via mobility of “individuals,” “items,” and “data.” It’s targeted on three pillars. Which are: Human-Centered Metropolis that makes individuals happier of their on a regular basis lives, contemplating the wants of various varieties of individuals earlier than and in the course of the improvement of expertise; Residing Laboratory, the first-of-its-kind take a look at monitor for mobility the place researchers, engineers, and scientists display progressive concepts and future applied sciences each nearly and in the actual world; and Ever-Evolving Metropolis, rooted in Toyota’s kaizen (steady enchancment) strategy, is concentrated on new concepts that present higher mobility of data, items, and folks.

*1 Introduced on Might 10, 2021 “ENEOS and Toyota Come Collectively to Make Woven Metropolis the Most Hydrogen-Primarily based Society”
*2 Hydrogen may be provided to FCEVs even throughout energy outages by utilizing saved hydrogen to function a hydrogen refueling system with a stationary gasoline cell generator. This permits the exterior energy provide perform of FCEVs to be utilized to offer energy assist the place electrical energy is required.
*3 The “base unit” is a typical of measurement required to make sure a consequence that’s each virtually priceless to customers and commercially viable.

SOURCE: Toyota


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December 2022