Want a canister of clean energy to go with your basket of carrots and fresh fish?

Hydrogen will soon be delivered to homes in northern Japan using the same delivery trucks that transport food and water bottles as part of a pilot project to encourage wider use of the clean fuel.

The project, led by Hitachi Ltd. and Marubeni Corp., is designed to tap into home demand for hydrogen energy derived from clean energy sources, especially in remote regions. The two companies will work with a local consumers' cooperative to use its delivery networks to save on cost.