The Strategist

Japan to build the country's largest liquefied hydrogen plant

02/26/2021 - 03:08

Japan's largest liquefied hydrogen plant is to be built by the Japanese company Itochu and France's Air Liquide. The Nikkei newspaper reported about it on 26 February.

According to the newspaper, the new plant will be able to produce about 30 tons of liquefied hydrogen per day, which should be enough to fill 42 thousand hydrogen cars. 

At present, Japan produces around 44 tonnes of liquefied hydrogen per day. The plant is scheduled to be completed in the second half of the 2020s.

As part of the task of transition to "green" vehicles, the Japanese capital Tokyo plans to completely ban the sale of new cars only on gasoline or diesel fuel by 2030.

Overall, Japan plans to significantly increase the use of hydrogen for power generation to 10 million tons a year by 2030.