Thursday, 30 November 2017

Toyota Plans California Fuel Cell Plant to Make Power, Hydrogen

Source: Bloomberg, 30th November 2017, by John Lippert and Chris Martin

  • Automaker to use hydrogen in freight trucks at Long Beach port
  • Commercial traffic emits half of state’s toxic soot and NOx

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will build a renewable fuel-cell power-generation plant, plus a hydrogen fueling station, to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach. (...) The Tri-Gen system will generate 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen a day, enough to power about 2,350 homes and almost 1,500 vehicles, Toyota said Thursday in a statement. It’s expected to begin operations in 2020. (...) The Tri-Gen system from FuelCell Energy Inc. will convert waste materials including manure from California farms into hydrogen, electricity and water. (...)"

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