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Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:25 AM

2020 Olympic Games to shine green with hydrogen

The Yomiuri Shimbun September 7, 2014

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
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The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games intends to include the utilization of hydrogen energy in a basic plan for the Games, according to sources.

To take advantage of the 2020 Games as a trigger for the realization of a “hydrogen energy-oriented society,” the committee aims not only to spread the use of hydrogen as a next-generation clean energy source, but also to promote Japan’s environmental technology to the rest of the world, the sources said.

A number of fuel cell vehicles that run on hydrogen will be introduced to connect the Olympic Village and each venue for athletes. In addition, the Tokyo metropolitan government is considering adopting fuel cell-powered buses for the bus rapid transit system and other new types of public transportation systems to connect the area around Tokyo Station and the waterfront area along Tokyo Bay...

...The hosts of recent Olympic Games have emphasized the importance of environmental protection as a key concept for their preparations for and management of the events. Japan is proud of its state-of-the-art technology. For example, Toyota Motor Corp. plans to be the first in the world to sell fuel cell vehicles commercially within this fiscal year...MORE

"We have finally developed a car that can change society," Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada told Shinzo Abe in mid-July, when the prime minister visited a hydrogen fueling station in the western city of Kitakyushu.

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Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:52 AM

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