Japanese Companies Form Research Alliance for Hydrogen FCV Infrastructure; Targeting Commercializing Technologies by 2015
Thirteen Japanese companies, led by Nippon Oil, have formed a research alliance focused on commercializing technologies for supplying hydrogen to fuel cell vehicles by 2015.
Other companies currently in the alliance include Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.; Iwatani International Corporation; Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.; Cosmo Oil Co. Ltd.; Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.; Japan Energy Corporation; Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. Ltd.; Taiyo Acid; Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.; Toho Gas Co., Ltd.; Air Liquide Japan, Ltd.; and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd.
The alliance is focused on improving the infrastructure of hydrogen supply and hydrogen stations and making hydrogen price- and safety-competitive with gasoline.