ENEOS News: Toyota partners with ENEOS to explore a hydrogen-powered Woven City
Back at Japan headquarters, ENEOS is constantly exploring new concepts as an energy and lubricants provider to meet our global vision, and this Toyota partnership is an intriguing demonstration of that mission. Toyota has tapped ENEOS to help develop the hydrogen fuel cell system that will power its futuristic prototype city, Woven City.
The vision for the 175-acre city, where people will live and work amongst all of Toyota’s projects, including its autonomous e-Palette shuttles and robots, is to build a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells. It is anticipated this project could help Japan achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
“As Japan’s leading integrated energy company, ENEOS has demonstrated its valuable expertise in all vital processes from hydrogen production to sales and we are confident they have the holistic perspective we require for success,” said Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, in a statement.
ENEOS will also be expected to produce hydrogen derived from renewables to help install stationary fuel cell generators inside Woven City, and to work with Toyota to research hydrogen supply. Operation of the hydrogen refueling stations to be built by ENEOS is targeted to begin by the end of 2023, alongside the rollout of fuel cell commercial vehicles and other equipment produced by Toyota.
“We believe that hydrogen energy will play an integral role in the realization of carbon neutrality on a global scale,” Katsuyuki Ota, president of ENEOS said in a statement. “By working together with Toyota to fully explore hydrogen’s potential, we believe we can make a significant contribution to the creation of new hydrogen-based lifestyles.”
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