Expanding use of green hydrogen produced in Fukushima Prefecture in Tokyo!

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government is working to expand demand for hydrogen energy and quickly implement it in society in order to ensure a stable supply of energy and decarbonize the city. In particular, promoting the use of hydrogen derived from renewable energy (green hydrogen) is important for realizing a decarbonized society.

NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), which has concluded a comprehensive agreement with Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the promotion of hydrogen energy, is conducting demonstrations at the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), one of the world’s largest hydrogen production facilities that uses solar power generation, in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture. Green hydrogen [note] produced at FH2R has been used for events in Tokyo, but we will continue to expand its use in the future.

To this end, we would like to inform you that the “Fukushima Green Hydrogen Use Expansion in Tokyo” was held as follows.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will continue to work with NEDO, other local governments, private companies, etc. to promote the introduction of green hydrogen.

[Note] About the NEDO hydrogen production facility “Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R)”

  • Constructed in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture (completed at the end of February 2020) as part of a hydrogen-related technology demonstration project by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • Using 20 megawatts of solar power generation and grid power, a 10 megawatt hydrogen production plant, one of the world’s largest, will perform water electrolysis to produce up to 2,000 normal lubes per hour of hydrogen, which will then be stored and supplied.

1 Supply of green hydrogen produced at FH2R

(1)Use within Tokyo

Shinsuna Hydrogen Station (Tomoe Shokai Co., Ltd., 1-7-9 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
*The number of locations where the station is used is expected to increase in the future.

(2)Start of supply

From May 2024

(3)Hydrogen supply flow

2 Ceremony to kick off expansion of Fukushima Prefecture-produced green hydrogen use in Tokyo

(1)Date and Time

Monday, May 20, 2024: 11:00-11:15


Shinsuna Hydrogen Station (Tomoe Shokai Co., Ltd., 1-7-9 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo)


Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo; Tamotsu Saito, Chairman of NEDO; Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture; Eiko Yoshida, Mayor of Namie Town

3 Comments from attendees regarding the start of expanded use

(1)Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

Taking advantage of this ceremony, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will continue to use hydrogen produced in Fukushima Prefecture within the city, further accelerating the spread of green hydrogen. NEDO, Fukushima Prefecture, and Namie Town are also promoting hydrogen initiatives. We hope that concrete actions will be taken one by one, and that these will be disseminated both domestically and internationally, accelerating the social implementation of hydrogen energy and the recovery of Fukushima Prefecture. Let’s work together toward a brighter future.

(2)Tamotsu Saito, Chairman of NEDO

NEDO is promoting a research and development project on the production, storage, and supply of hydrogen through water electrolysis using electricity derived from renewable energy at the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture. The hydrogen obtained during the research process will be used in Tokyo in the future, and today was the first step. Going forward, we will further promote joint efforts among the four parties and work to further expand the use of hydrogen.

(3)Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

Fukushima Prefecture has experienced a severe nuclear accident, which is why we have a strong desire to rapidly develop renewable energy. In particular, we have undertaken various challenges in order to build a model system for “producing,” “storing, transporting,” and “using” hydrogen from renewable energy. We have now decided that hydrogen made in Namie, Fukushima, will be used continuously in Tokyo. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all involved. “Let’s weave the future with hydrogen from Fukushima.” With this in mind, we will continue to work together with everyone to do our utmost to utilize hydrogen and develop renewable energy.

(4)Mayor Yoshida Eiko of Namie Town

“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on the expansion of the use of green hydrogen produced in Fukushima Prefecture. I am convinced that today’s opportunity will be a catalyst for pioneering a hydrogen society, and I hope that hydrogen will connect Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, and Namie Town, further advance Governor Koike’s “Tokyo Hydrogen Vision,” and help Tokyo residents to see hydrogen as an energy source close to home.”

This project is part of the promotion of the “Future Tokyo Strategy.” Strategy 14: Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy

Contact information: New Energy Promotion Division, Industrial and Labor Bureau, Industrial and Energy Policy Department, Telephone: 03-5320-4687


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