Showa Denko Supplies Hydrogen Made from Used Plastics
Showa Denko (SDK), Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturer and marketer of chemical products serving a wide range of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries, started to supply "low-carbon" hydrogen gas made from used plastics (low-carbon hydrogen) at its Kawasaki Plant to Tomoe Shokai's Shinsuna Hydrogen Station located in Koto-ku, Tokyo last month. Tomoe Shokai Co., Ltd is a retailer of high-pressure gases, headquartered in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
SDK's "Demonstration Project to Promote Local Consumption of Locally Produced Low-carbon Hydrogen Gas Made from Used Plastics" had been accredited as an official project under the framework of "FY 2015 Regional Cooperation and Low-carbon Hydrogen Technology Demonstration Project" commissioned by the Ministry of Environment. SDK has been promoting this demonstration project in cooperation with Kawasaki City since July 2015, aiming to realize a low-carbon hydrogen based society. In this project, SDK plans to
- refine hydrogen suitable for use in fuel cells (FCs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs),
- supply hydrogen gas to a coastal zone (Tonomachi) through a pipeline, and
- build a regional supply chain model of low-carbon hydrogen through demonstrational use of hydrogen in FCs and FCVs.
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