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Posted on May 29, 2019 by  &  with 1 Comment

Fuel cell forklifts powered with solar hydrogen energy

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced that the newly installed Toshiba ESS "H2PLAZA," a facility that produces and supplies hydrogen with renewable energy for fuel-cell forklifts, is now supplying hydrogen at Toyota Industries Corporation's Takahama plant in Aichi Prefecture. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029.
The facility supplies hydrogen made from solar power panels to 13 fuel-cell forklifts used at the plant which control the amounts of hydrogen produced and compressed by Toshiba ESS's hydrogen energy management system, which allows more efficient use of energy to monitor the amounts of hydrogen produced and the storage amounts for each fuel-cell forklift in real time. 
Toshiba ESS has a wide range of hydrogen-related solutions such as "H2One™," a hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system with using renewable energy to fuel cell vehicles and fuel-cell forklifts.
"We are delighted to support Toyota Industries' efforts for CO2-free operations using our hydrogen solutions," said Hiroyuki Ota, General Manager of the Hydrogen Energy Business Division at Toshiba ESS, "We will also continue to support expanding hydrogen energy for a low carbon society through our hydrogen-related technologies and solutions ."
Source and top image: Toshiba
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