Japan: Carbon-Neutral Japan’s METI Chooses Chiyoda, Mitsubishi to Conduct Feasibility Study on the Construction of a Hydrogen Supply Chain
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan has selected Chiyoda and Mitsubishi to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a hydrogen supply chain by using the Spera hydrogen technology. The project, part of both the companies’ feasibility studies for the overseas deployment of high-quality energy infrastructure, aims to scale-up the hydrogen supply chain and reduce prices through increased hydrogen demand in Singapore, Japan etc.
Yokohama/Japan – Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) has announced that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected Chiyoda and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) to conduct a ‘Feasibility Study on the Construction of a Hydrogen Supply Chain using Spera Hydrogen’, jointly proposed by Chiyoda and Mitsubishi, as part of their ‘Feasibility Studies for the Overseas Deployment of High-quality Energy Infrastructure’.
The research project aims to scale-up the hydrogen supply chain and reduce prices through increased hydrogen demand in Singapore, Japan etc. Chiyoda and Mitsubishi will primarily evaluate the economic efficiencies of transporting hydrogen from supply to demand countries and verify hydrogen related technologies and legal systems. They will also construct an initial hydrogen supply chain model with partners in hydrogen supply and demand countries to identify issues and perform detailed verifications.
Spera Hydrogen technology enables efficient hydrogen storage and transportation using MCH 1 as a hydrogen carrier and Chiyoda’s proprietary dehydrogenation catalysts. MCH is a chemically stable liquid at ambient temperature and pressure, is easy to manage and maximizes the advantages of using existing petrochemical infrastructure and international regulations and standards.
The project will facilitate the early construction of a competitive commercial-scale hydrogen supply chain utilizing Spera hydrogen, thus contributing to realizing the world’s carbon-neutral ambitions.