Restart in Fukushima: Former disaster region becomes hydrogen country

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Restart in Fukushima: Former disaster region becomes hydrogen country

Restart in Fukushima: Former disaster region becomes hydrogen country-region
Press Inform Fukushima should become Japan’s green flagship region – with hydrogen, but also in the future with nuclear energy

  • Site author Stefan Grundhoff

Electric cars with fuel cells, energy continued by nuclear power – this is how the future is presented in Fukushima. The Japanese metropolis is said to be a model city not least through the hydrogen. But the path is longer than many expected.

For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. More info The Tsunami disaster from Fukushima 10 years ago was a huge shock. Around 20.000 Japanese died during the tsunamis, which then also caused an accident in a nuclear power plant by the sea. More than 100.000 residents had to flee from the contaminated coastal region. In Germany, the Federal Government decided in a short-circuit reaction to switch off all nuclear power plants-which initially led to an increase in coal power supply.

Fukushima stands for rebuilding with hydrogen economy

Not only because of the severity of the incident, Chernobyl and Fukushima cannot be compared, of course. While Chernobyl has been worshiping since the mid -1980s, Fukushima should stand for a reconstruction soon; At least when the Japanese leaders are going.

Long loading times ade: hydrogen sedan in the practical test

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But with a view to the current plans and the corresponding implementations, this should take a few more years. Energy generation is of central importance in the contemporary reconstruction and even if Japan, unlike Germany, has by no means sworn off nuclear energy, the fuel cell should play a central importance, especially in the new Fukushima. No wonder that car manufacturers such as Toyota, Isuzu and Hino also want to contribute to the development process with their fuel cell technology by producing hydrogen locally, providing structural systems, shops and traffic.

Hydrogen as a universal energy carrier

In his reconstruction, Fukushima wants to build one of the first model regions for a hydrogen -based society of the future. Isuzu, Hino and Toyota are working on the goal of climate neutrality and want to contribute to the construction of a city of the future in Fukushima as part of their partnership. Part of this project is, among other things, to build a supply chain for supermarkets and grocery stores that uses hydrogen as a central energy source. This will play an important role for both the urban infrastructure and disaster areas.

Restart in Fukushima: Former disaster region becomes hydrogen country-region

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The new model for energy generation is currently being used for a city of 300.000 inhabitants developed. In a second step, the system of clean energy generation is to be transferred to comparable large cities across the country and later scaled to larger cities. From the car manufacturer’s point of view, this includes local hydrogen production in various systems in the prefecture and the use of fuel cell trucks for delivery. Networked technologies should ensure efficient operating management and the planning of hydrogen tank times. In this context, ambulances and food trucks with fuel cell drive in the Fukushima region are to be used. In this way, the CO2 emissions in the entire supply chain should be gradually reduced to a minimum.

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Nuclear energy as a green mainstay of the power supply

Japan has announced that it will be climate -neutral by 2050; However, the proportion of atomic energy should increase in the coming years so as not – like Germany – depending on individual energy sources. "The hydrogen-based fuel cell technology is the key so that Toyota can achieve its goal of climate neutrality by 2050," explains Matt Harrison, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, "We also believe that fuel cell technology is a decisive role in achieving the CO2 Neutrality will play in global traffic – not only in the automotive sector, but also on buses, trucks, trains as well as in air and shipping."

Electrical bumper with fuel cells

Around 70 percent of CO2 emissions of commercial vehicles are eliminated in Japan on trucks and buses with a total weight of over 3.5 tons. To reduce this, Toyota and the in -house commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino develop electrified solutions together. At the same time, the first test fleets are used all over the country. From spring next year, for example, the first fuel cell truck with a total weight of 25 tons should make the practical test in hard everyday use. Such trucks would also be conceivable for the Fukushima region and the local transports. With a total range of around 600 kilometers, the fuel cell trucks can complete all routes without a tank stop. Compared to conventional dieselaster, around 82 tons of CO2 can be saved per year by using the hydrogen -powered vehicles with a daily route of 500 kilometers.

Toyota and Honda are working on mobile power supply

The two Japanese manufacturers Toyota and Honda jointly develop a system for a mobile power supply. The “Moving E” is a fuel cell bus developed by Toyota. This can be driven to its respective location and enables a local emission -free energy supply on site.External electricity delivery devices and portable batteries with the energy from the fuel cell can be loaded via the charging station integrated on the back of the bus. For example, after the breakdown of a power grid, the selective energy supply can be ensured. Moving E can also be used for routine applications such as major events. As a mobile charging station, the bus drives up directly to the site. Thanks to large hydrogen tanks, the fuel cell drive generates a capacity of up to 454 kWh and delivers a maximum output of 18 kW. Maybe also an application for Fukushima.

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3 thoughts on “Restart in Fukushima: Former disaster region becomes hydrogen country”

  1. Why not use all possibilities in parallel?
    Why do both use both technologies in parallel, batteries and fuel cells and the third … Element additional combustion engines, operated with hydrogen. Every drive where it makes sense and the infrastructure makes it possible.

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  2. Well that’s how it works
    But we have our wife full of lies and an alleged scientist who know how to do it, or maybe not?

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  3. Interesting !
    That is an interesting project, sounds extremely exciting and logical ! There is not for years, idiotic "Discasted, but developed a continuous concept. In any case, when we bet on it, they will have reached their goals for a long time, while the EU with the V.D.L. At the top, argue about unable to implement brain brushes !

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