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Toyota introduces station for the production and supply of hydrogen from renewable energy at Motomachi plant

Promoting the introduction and use of hydrogen energy-based technologies to meet the Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces today that it has newly introduced SimpleFuel™*1 to its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. SimpleFuel™ is a small water electrolysis-based machine for hydrogen generation and filling that can produce, store, and supply hydrogen by making use of electricity generated from solar power, a renewable energy resource.

SimpleFuel™ is a simplified hydrogen station that uses electricity from solar panels at the plant site to produce low-carbon hydrogen from the electrolysis of water, which is then supplied to fuel-cell forklifts (FC forklifts) after it is compressed and pressurized. It can produce up to 99 Nm3/day (approx. 8.8 kg/day) of hydrogen, enough to fuel seven or eight FC forklifts. Its compact size means it can be installed in small spaces, making it suitable for refueling FC forklifts within the plant.

A hydrogen station has been running at Motomachi Plant since March 2018, in conjunction with the increasing numbers of FC forklifts in use there. By working to support fueling through the use of SimpleFuel™, with an eye toward the rising demand for hydrogen, Toyota aims to reduce CO2 emissions at the Motomachi Plant and intends to support the accumulation of new technologies and knowledge.

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SOURCE: Toyota

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