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.
The aim of the Hydrogen Leader City Project is to create a hydrogen energy society. It was launched in 2014 in Fukuoka. Its first initiative is to create the world’s first hydrogen refueling station producing hydrogen energy from sewage. The technology produces hydrogen from biogas through the treatment of sewage water. A collaboration with Toyota Tsusho, Kyushu University and Mitsubishi Kakoshi Kaisha, it produced the first hydrogen refueling station in March, 2015.
This initiative has won the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Cabinet Office’s 14th Industry-Academic-Government Cooperation Service Acknowledgement Minister’s Award. The award will be presented on August 26 at Innovation Japan 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. Innovation Japan is Japan’s largest industry and academia collaboration event.
(Translated by Greg Scott)