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2021.2.26(Fri.) NRW.Global Business Japan Fireplace WebTalk: Hydrogen & FC Activities in Germany and Japan (Pre FC Expo Event) is held online

NRW.Global Business Japan, the Japan office of the Trade and Investment Promotion Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, invites you to a Fireplace WebTalk with presentations by experts from Asahi Kasei Corp., Chiyoda Corp., Murata Machinery, Ltd. as well the EnergyAgency.NRW and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy who will share insights into their Hydrogen projects, policy issues, technical and economic challenges as well as opportunities for cooperation.

▪Date: 26th February 2021 (Fri.)
▪Time: 17.00h – 19.30h (JST), i.e. 9.00h – 11.30h (CET)
▪Location: online by Zoom
▪Language: English
▪Free of Charge

If you would like to participate, please send an email to Mr. Sugizaki of NRW.Global Business Japan.(

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IHI Corporation. news released: IHI smart community project in Soma City, that is aim to make the best use of local renewal energy, received a high evaluation and a “New Energy Award 2020/ Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award “of New Energy Foundation.

IHI Corporation received “New Energy Award 2020, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award” of New Energy Foundation. This is the highest award in collaboration with Pacific Power Co., Ltd.”.


News release (in Japanese only)

New Energy Foundation Homepage (in Japanese only)

IHI Corporation. news released: IHI Corporation opened “Soma Lab” that is hydrogen research laboratory that uses recyclable energy in Soma city, Fukushima prefecture. ~Promote research on utilization of CO<sub>2</sub> Free Hydrogen ~

IHI Corporation established the “Soma IHI Green Energy Center” in 2018 with the cooperation of Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture and is implementing smart community project. The purpose of the center is to realize local production and consumption of solar power generation, and to contribute to the reconstruction and development of the region in Soma City.

Currently, SIGC opened the “Soma Laboratory”, a hydrogen research building that promotes research using CO2-free hydrogen, and started operations in September 2020.

News release (in Japanese only)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. News released: World’s First Successful Technology Verification of 100% Hydrogen-fueled Gas Turbine Operation with Dry Low NOx Combustion Technology Improving Power Generation Performances to Realize a Hydrogen Society

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Obayashi Corporation announced successful technology verification, for the first time worldwide, of 100% hydrogen-fueled gas turbine operation with dry low NOx (nitrogen oxides) combustion technology.

News release

NEDO Homepage

Tokuyama Co. news released: Tokuyama and Toyota Start Verification Tests in Japan for Stationary Fuel Cell Generator that Uses By-product Hydrogen

Tokuyama Corporation (Tokuyama) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announce that they have commenced verification tests, using by-product hydrogen, of a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) installed in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).

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