Japan’s ENEOS Corporation and JERA opened on August 25 the Tokyo Oi Hydrogen Station, a joint project to promote the use of hydrogen located on the site of the JERA-operated Oi Thermal Power Station in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, JERA said.

In preparation for the opening of the Station, JERA provided the Oi Thermal Power Station site and constructed pipelines to carry city gas – the feedstock for hydrogen – while ENEOS constructed a commercial hydrogen filling station equipped with on-site equipment to generate hydrogen from city gas, JERA said in a press release, adding that the Station will be one of 42 commercial hydrogen stations operated by ENEOS nationwide.

The Station produces hydrogen using city gas from Ohgishima City Gas Supply, which counts ENEOS and JERA among its investors, and supplies hydrogen to fuel cell passenger cars and buses being introduced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The Tokyo Oi Hydrogen Station also has a delivery facility and will ship hydrogen to ENEOS hydrogen stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the press release read. Furthermore, since the Station is located at the center of the physical distribution network that sustains the Tokyo metropolitan economy, we believe it can also play a role as a hydrogen supply base for fuel cell trucks in the future.

JERA said the company and ENEOS, while leveraging their own resources and know-how, will continue to seek ways to cooperate across a wide range of fields including the hydrogen business, thereby contributing to the stable supply of energy and the realisation of a low-carbon society.

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