Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Japan: Geothermal Energy to Help Produce Hydrogen for Olympic Vehicles

Wind and Geothermal power to produce hydrogen in Fukushima (The Japan Times)

The Abe government plans to draw up a program by summer to promote wind and geothermal power generation in Fukushima Prefecture to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles, officials said.

The hydrogen will be transported to the Tokyo area to provide a power source for fuel cell vehicles to be used around the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic, the officials said Tuesday.

The government adopted the plan at a meeting of Cabinet ministers related to renewable energy sources.

Aiming to produce massive quantities of hydrogen that can drive a total of 10,000 fuel cell vehicles, the program will call for constructing large-scale electrolysis equipment in the prefecture that bore the brunt of the catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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