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First hydrogen fueling station with Nel technology opens in Japan

Japan-headed chemical plant and process engineering company Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd (MKK), a Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary, has opened it first hydrogen fueling station based on H2Station technology from Norway-headed hydrogen technology providers Nel ASA in Kawasaki city, Japan.

The opening of MKK’s first hydrogen fueling station in Japan based on Nel’s H2Station technology (photo courtesy Nel).

MKK purchased the rights to manufacture hydrogen fueling stations based on Nel’s CAR-100 H2Station in 2015. Following two years of development, the Japanese version was launched for the domestic market.

By gaining access to the world-leading hydrogen fueling station technology from Nel and combining it with our engineering- and hydrogen experience, we have designed a hydrogen fueling station especially adapted for the Japanese market, said Toshikazu Takagi, President of MKK.

Japan is building a network of hydrogen fueling stations with a goal of having a network of 160 stations by 2020, of which more than 90 are in operation today.

We are very pleased to see MKK reaching this milestone in our collaboration, and we hope to see many of these stations in Japan in the near future, said Jon André Løkke, CEO of Nel.

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