Fukuoka City to test hydrogen vehicles with Toyota, CJPT

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Toyota has signed a partnership with the Fukuoka City with the aim of realizing a hydrogen society. They will work closely with Commercial Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT), to promote a wide range of collaborative initiatives to help them achieve their goal.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What kind of vehicles will be tested in Fukuoka?

    According to Toyota, it will test utility fuel cell vehicles in the city such as meal delivery trucks and garbage trucks.
  • How will Fukuoka help Toyota in this project?

    The city will supply hydrogen energy from public household sewage to power the hydrogen-engine vehicles.
  • According to Toyota, discussions are being held in terms of using fuel cell vehicles for school meal delivery trucks and the city's garbage trucks. Plans for deploying a moving e-mobile power generation and supply systems are underway.

    Fukuoka City has focused on the potential of hydrogen energy. Their Hydrogen Leader City Project saw the world’s first initiative to produce hydrogen from public household sewage which was then used to power fuel cell vehicles. Fukuoka was also the first city in Japan to undertake various verification tests for trucks and motorcycles equipped with fuel cell technologies.

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    Toyota, on the other hand, sees hydrogen as a promising energy form to achieve carbon neutrality, and has developed hydrogen-engine vehicles like the Mirai.

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    In November last year, Fukuoka City supported Toyota in the last leg of the Super Taikyu Series. Here, Toyota used hydrogen produced from the city's public household sewage to power its hydrogen-engine vehicles.

    Building from this collaboration, Toyota and Fukuoka have held numerous talks with city residents about making them more familiar with hydrogen.

    Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Fukuoka City and Toyota in cooperation with CJPT will discuss a range of other hydrogen-related topics such as developing and using vehicles that can support social infrastructure and creating logistics models for them, using hydrogen energy at resident-centered facilities and events, and revising the regulations required for realizing a hydrogen society.

    Going forward, Fukuoka City, Toyota, and CJPT will work together to develop and verify technologies related to producing, transporting, and using hydrogen.

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