Toshiba Opens First H2OneTM Multi Station in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture-R&D Center will open and advance research and development -
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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
TSURUGA, JAPAN―Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) announced today that it has opened the first “H2OneTM Multi Station” which fills fuel cell vehicles with green hydrogen and supplies to green power at Tsuruga City in Fukui Prefecture. H2OneTM Multi Station consists of “H2One ST UnitTM” and “H2OneTM” developed by Toshiba ESS. This H2OneTM Multi Station is the first*1 system in Japan to supply both hydrogen fuel to fuel cell vehicles and electric power by using hydrogen produced with renewable energy within the station.
In August 2018, Tsuruga City and Toshiba ESS signed a “Basic agreement for the construction of a supply chain,” and have been researching the construction of a supply chain in the city. H2One ST UnitTM opened in December 2019, and H2OneTM, an autonomous hydrogen energy system, were newly installed and started operation as the single unit H2OneTM Multi Station.
At this station, hydrogen is produced by electric power generated by renewable energy.
The system can operate enough to meet to refill about eight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles*2 each in three minutes.*3 In addition, the produced hydrogen is stored in the newly installed H2OneTM’s hydrogen tank and can supply electric power on demand to lighting for the R&D center, the Tsuruga City public wholesale market and to the newly installed electric vehicles stand. And also provide hot water for hand washing in the facility. Furthermore, the R&D Center, which is engaged in research and development of hydrogen energy, will open to the public from the middle of this month.
Yoshihisa Sanagi, General Manager of the Hydrogen Energy Business Division at Toshiba ESS, said, “I’m delighted to install H2OneTM Multi Station for the first time. We will supply green energy and expand hydrogen energy with hydrogen-powered technologies through participation in hydrogen supply chain demonstrations to the realization of a hydrogen society.”
*1: As of November 5th 2020, by according to Toshiba ESS survey
*2: Based on the 23.2 km average mileage per day in Japan.
*3: When the pressure accumulator is full.