Air Liquide has completed construction of two hydrogen filling stations, in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. The new stations were developed in a collaborative joint venture between Air Liquide Japan and Toyota Tsusho Corp., Toyotsu Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy. They are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City.
They will make it possible to fill Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in less than three minutes per car, offering an autonomy that can reach up to 500km in range depending on the model.
Air Liquide Japan was responsible for the design and installation of these “compressed hydrogen off-site” stations which were designed using Air Liquide Group expertise acquired from installing more than 60 hydrogen filling stations around the world, and supplying the molecule for a variety of industrial applications over the past 50 years.
Air Liquide is actively involved in the development of the hydrogen energy industry worldwide, already operating hydrogen filling stations for the general public in Europe, including Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Düsseldorf in Germany, and in Denmark as well as in the United States. Three hydrogen stations have already been bilt in Japan, in Tokyo, Kawasaki and Saga, currently in test phase.
(Source: Air Liquide)