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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 04:24 AM

Toshiba to build Japanís largest hydrogen fuel production system

HydrogenFuelNews.com, 18 July 2016

Company to develop new hydrogen production system for inexpensive fuel and energy

Toshiba Corporation has revealed plans to launch Japanís largest hydrogen fuel production system, relying on new alkaline water electrolysis technology. The endeavor aims to enable the production of inexpensive, high volume production of hydrogen, thereby making it more accessible to those interested in using fuel cells to generate electricity. Once completed, the new system will be able to produce enough hydrogen in one hour to power two vehicles equipped with fuel cells.

Toshiba has managed to create an inexpensive hydrogen production solution

The new system will rely on an alkaline solution to act as the electrolyte needed to trigger hydrogen producing chemical reactions. This means that the new system will not make use of precious and expensive materials, allowing the hydrogen fuel production process to be more financially viable. Using alkaline electrolysis has allowed Toshiba to scale up the system without the system itself becoming too expensive.

Fuel cells are beginning to gain more support

Toshiba has begun to show strong interest in hydrogen fuel, noting that it has begun to prove its value in terms of energy production. The company notes that the growing popularity of stationary fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles are evidence of the increasing viability of fuel cell systems. Hydrogen fuel production...snip
Read More: http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/toshiba-build-japans-largest-hydrogen-fuel-production-system/8529596/

Toshiba Unveils Largest Alkaline Water Electrolysis Hydrogen Production System in Japan

AzoCleanTech.com, July 14, 2016: Toshiba Corporation, a leader of the development of technologies for the low carbon hydrogen economy, today unveiled Japan's largest alkaline water electrolysis hydrogen production system*1, pointing the way to low cost, high volume production of hydrogen for various applications. The system can produce approximately 100Nm3/h of hydrogen in an hour, an amount sufficient for two vehicles powered by fuel cells...snip
More: http://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=23494

Opening of the Toshiba Hydrogen R&D Centre, Tokyo Japan


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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 05:03 AM

1. The system is tiny, will waste energy needlessly, and will cause more dangerous fossil fuels...

...to be burned.

It's nothing short of stupid, except where hydrogen is required as a captive intermediate for chemical reactions.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 10:01 PM

2. Why

will it cause more fossil fuels to be burned?

Can't they use clean coal? Just kidding.

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Response to SheriffBob (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:37 PM

3. It takes electricity to run this...

and chances are that electricity will be from fossil fuels.

And of course, you take that electrical energy and lose half of it between electrolysis and the fuel cell itself. So it's unnecessarily wasteful, as NNadir pointed out.

My apologies if you already understood that... I wasn't certain what the full scope of the "just kidding" was!

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