ENEOS Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed a joint agreement to explore CO2-free hydrogen production and usage at Woven City in Japan.
Woven City is a prototype city of the future that Toyota has started to develop in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
ENEOS and Toyota have decided to commence construction and operation of a hydrogen refuelling station close to Woven City to produce and supply CO2-free hydrogen to Woven City and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
They will also research and design an efficient hydrogen supply and demand management system. The ENEOS hydrogen refuelling station is set to start operations before the opening of Woven City in 2024-2025.
ENEOS to produce green hydrogen, hydrogen derived from renewable energy, by electrolysers at the station and supply it to Woven City to be used at a stationary fuel cell generator installed within Woven City by Toyota.
They will also promote hydrogen-powered fuel cell mobility for logistics around Woven City. Validate a base unit of hydrogen demand for those mobility logistics and build a supply and demand management system. Conduct joint advanced research on hydrogen supply at the demonstration hub in Woven City.
The ENEOS hydrogen refuelling station will produce the hydrogen to meet users’ energy needs, FCEVs in and around Woven City. This collaboration expedites our progress toward realising a truly carbon-neutral society and will facilitate and normalise clean energy operations first at Woven City and eventually the world.
Woven City is the project of Toyota aiming to create happiness through the mobility of people, goods, and information.