On August 19, Toyota Tsusho announced that it had received the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Minister's Award for its collaborative Hydrogen Leader City Project with the city of Fukuoka, Kyushu University and Mitsubishi Kakoshi Kaisha.
On Jun 14, Nissan Motor Co. Vice President, Hideyuki Sakamoto, who is in charge of R&D, explained about a new type of fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology that uses bio ethanol as a fuel source at the company’s headquarters in Yokohama.
On May 11, Honda opened its first Smart Hydrogen Station, which uses its proprietary Power Creator high pressure water electrolysis system. The station is located at its Aoyama headquarters and is its first such station to operate in the Tokyo area.
On April 21 in Detroit, Michigan, Honda Motor Company announced, “The upcoming Clarity Fuel Cell will be joined by two additional variants, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, launching in the US in 2017.”
Honda delivered the first Clarity Fuel Cell unit to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) on March 17. Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Tsuyoshi Hoshino and CEO Takahiro Hachigo were in attendance when the car was delivered at the ministry.
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announced that it has developed a mixed powder photocatalysis sheet that uses two types of powder photocatalysis to create hydrogen from water using solar power.