The Yamanashi Prefectural Government, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., and Toray Industries, Inc. established Yamanashi Hydrogen Company, Inc., Japan’s first power-to-gas (P2G) company.
Yamanashi Hydrogen Company will produce, supply, sell and provide services for hydrogen derived from renewable power sources. It will also develop and demonstrate technologies relating to hydrogen production, storage and transportation and engage in businesses to drive hydrogen energy uptake. Full-fledged operations will start in April 2022.
The partners through the new entity will jointly develop technologies to speed up P2G systems applications in Japan and elsewhere to support carbon neutrality.
SGS’s Shanghai laboratory conduct hydrogen testing
SGS’s Shanghai laboratory has expanded into hydrogen testing to be part of the growing Chinese green hydrogen market.
The rise of hydrogen-powered vehicles will play a crucial role in supporting the growing Chinese automotive industry, which is forecast to grow 6.2% in 2022.
The ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratory is one of the first independent laboratories to analyse hydrogen to full-specification against:
- ISO 21807:2019 (which covers gas analysis – proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications for road vehicles)
- ISO 14687:2019 (which covers hydrogen fuel quality and product specification)
- GB/T 37244-2018 (which covers PEM fuel cells for automotive use)
Traditionally, hydrogen composition analyses have been performed by universities and state institutions.
Shanghai laboratory provides fully validated sampling services for production plants, hydrogen filling stations, and the automotive industry, offering a five-day turnaround from receiving the sample.
Meanwhile, Chinese National legislators have called for more preferential policies to explore the potential of hydrogen as China makes its low-carbon transition.