Air Liquide has completed construction of a new hydrogen station in Kawasaki city, in Japan. The station, subsidized by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan), as well as municipal government of Kanagawa Prefecture, is the 6th hydrogen station installed and operated by Air Liquide in Japan. This station is located adjacent to one of Air Liquide Japan’s production sites, Kawasaki Oxyton.
Nationwide, Japan is now home to nearly 100 stations. In march 2018, Air Liquide and 10 large Japanese companies focused on sustainable mobility joined forces to establish the “Japan H2 Mobility” consortium to accelerate the development of a large-scale hydrogen infrastructure. The government has announced a strategic plan to build a network of 320 stations nationwide by 2025, and 900 by 2030. As part of this consortium, Air Liquide will build 20 hydrogen stations by 2021.
Air Liquide has been committed to the development of hydrogen energy for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on mobility. The Group is involved all along the hydrogen value chain, from the production and storage of hydrogen to its distribution to end users. Air Liquide has already installed 100 hydrogen stations in the world, including 6 in Japan in the cities of Nagoya, Toyota, Saga, Fukuoka, Kobé and Kawasaki.