Tag - hydrogen



Japan Times
Jan 26, 2015
Tokyo's hydrogen mission starts now
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is setting up a ¥40 billion fund to promote the use of hydrogen energy and promote Japan's ecological technologies ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 23, 2015
Toyota to quadruple production of Mirai fuel-cell vehicles by 2017
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday that it will more than quadruple annual production of its Mirai fuel-cell model to 3,000 vehicles in 2017 from the level planned for this year due to stronger-than-expected orders since it debuted on the domestic market in December.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2015
Tokyo to spend ¥45 billion on hydrogen stations, subsidies ahead of Olympics
Tokyo plans to spend ¥45.2 billion on fuel-cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to reduce the nation's reliance on nuclear power.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2015
Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?
Industries are increasingly pressing pushing for the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology because they sense potential market opportunities worldwide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2015
Honda invests $340 million in U.S. for fuel-efficient cars
Honda Motor Co. will invest $340 million to build fuel-efficient gasoline engines in Ohio as it plans a slate of new electric cars in a push for more vehicles with lower emissions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2015
Toyota makes fuel cell patents free for other manufacturers to use
To boost expansion of fuel cell technology, Toyota is offering 5,680 of its hydrogen-power patent licenses to other manufacturers at no cost.
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2014
For fuel cell vehicles to be viable, hydrogen stations must expand
Fuel cell vehicles made their world commercial debut in mid-December, possibly setting the stage for a new wave of environmentally friendly cars.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2014
Tokyo Gas takes wraps off its first hydrogen filling station
Tokyo Gas Co. on Thursday unveiled its first commercial hydrogen station as automakers prepare to usher in a new age in driving technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2014
Nissan won't rush into fuel-cell cars while EVs remain rosy: vice chairman
Nissan Motor Co. Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said in Singapore that the company will continue to focus on electric vehicles and won't "rush" into the market for fuel-cell cars.
Oct 25, 2014
Can hydrogen drive a society?
With the better-known renewable sources of energy, another relatively clean form of energy transfer and storage is being explored in Japan and deserves continued support — hydrogen fuel cells.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2014
MHI and Chiyoda plan first offshore hydrogen plant
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Chiyoda Corp. will jointly launch a project to build the world's first offshore hydrogen production plant, NHK reported Friday.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2014
Japan rises to challenge of becoming 'hydrogen society'
Since the 2011 onset of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan has had to drastically revise an energy policy that had long heralded atomic power as its main source of energy.
Sep 13, 2014
Solar, wind power proposed as way to refill hydrogen stations
The Environment Ministry is considering using alternative energy sources to generate hydrogen for the refueling stations being built to recharge fuel cells in next-generation automobiles, ministry officials said.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2014
Aichi primes hydrogen car launch with 11-station plan
Dozens of hydrogen stations are expected to be built across the country to pave the way for the advent of fuel cell vehicles, but many of the facilities planned are clustered around a few key cities.
Jul 30, 2014
Japan's hydrogen energy market could reach ¥8 trillion by 2050, government report says
The market for hydrogen energy in Japan is projected to expand to ¥1 trillion in 2030 and reach ¥8 trillion in 2050, with research and development accelerating for a form of energy said to be environmentally friendly, a government-affiliated body said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2014
Japan gets its first commercial hydrogen station for vehicles
A ceremony was held Monday for completion of the first hydrogen filling station in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2014
Toyota to supply fuel cell vehicle parts to other automakers
Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to provide the major components of fuel cell vehicles to other automakers to promote their entry into the market, company officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 25, 2014
Sticker price of Toyota's hydrogen car: ¥7 million
Toyota Motor Corp.'s vision of a hydrogen future will begin with a ¥7 million ($69,000) car.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2014
Toyota cheers plan for U.S. hydrogen stations
Toyota Motor Corp.'s North American chief said California's plan for more than 50 hydrogen fuel stations within two years is making executives feel "bullish" about the outlook for its Camry-sized fuel cell car due in 2015.
May 16, 2014
Tokyo sets up panel to map out blueprint for hydrogen energy
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday set up a private-public panel to explore ways to promote greater use of hydrogen to meet the nation's energy needs.


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