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20
Jul

Hydrogen Fuel Network To Establish Fukushima As Japan’s Center For Renewable Energy

The Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA) is starting a new renewable energy project that will aim to establish the Fukushima prefecture as hydrogen supply center for the country in 2016.

A project between the Fukushima’s prefectural government and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is currently exploring and refining a model of hydrogen supply infrastructure that will allow Fukushima to become a hydrogen supply center. The model must examine possible infrastructure, production, transportation and consumption.

The AIST’s current model would have electricity generated by wind and solar power to perform electrolysis on water to obtain hydrogen, which is then combined with toluene to create a hydrogen “carrier” called methylcyclohexane.  This carrier liquid will be transported to specific sites in the country where an AIST-developed generator will convert the liquid into electricity. Power produced is then delivered to public facilities.

The project is prepared under the central government’s Strategic Energy Plan, which calls for “establishing Fukushima as a center of the renewable energy industry.” And to have the prefecture’s energy to be produced entirely by renewable energy sources by the year 2040.

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