28 Aug H2Rex by Toshiba
The H2Rex system has already been implemented in the Prefecture of Fukushima. H2Rex will supply not only electricity but also heating using the hydrogen supplied by FH2R (Fukushima’s Hydrogen Energy Research Field). This research centre, which is one of the largest hydrogen research facilities worldwide, began to operate in July and it is expected to have an H2Rex fully operating in the station of Namie by October 2020.
The device requires only five minutes to start generating free CO₂ power thanks to hydrogen. The H2Rex has been installed in Michinoeki-Namie and generates enough electricity to control both air-conditioning and lighting in the premises as well as enough hot water to wash hands.
NEDO (the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and Toshiba ESS are carrying out verification tests. Hydrogen is produced at FH2R and is then transported to Michinoeki-Namie, a 10-minute drive away. The city of Namie plans to use this plant as an energy management base to rebuild the city. There are already two other examples of this supply chain for production, storage and transport of the hydrogen generated in the FH2R, Azuma sports park and J-Village National Training Centre.