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November 30, 2015

Completion of the First Commercial Mobile Hydrogen Refueling Station in Fukuoka City
Supply Hydrogen in Fukuoka City from the Base Located in Fukuoka Prefectural Office

 

Iwatani Corporation (Head Office: Osaka and Tokyo, President: Masao Nomura, Capital: 20 billion yen) develops hydrogen refueling station located primarily in the four large metropolitan areas. Iwatani Corporation has completed the Iwatani Hydrogen Refueling Station in Fukuoka Prefectural Government. Located on the premises of the prefectural office, this is the first commercial mobile hydrogen refueling station in Fukuoka City. It will be commercially operated under the mobile hydrogen refueling station program implemented by the Fukuoka prefectural government to fill fuel-cell vehicles with hydrogen. The outline of this station is as follows:

 

 

Name : Iwatani Hydrogen Refueling Station in Fukuoka Prefectural Government
Address : 7-7 Higashi Koen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City
Hydrogen supply : Offsite supply of compressed hydrogen
Supply capacity : 100N m3/h (Capable of fully refilling 2 vehicles per hour)
Filling pressure : 70MPa (Mega Pascal) <= atmospheric pressure of 700>
Facilities : Hydrogen compressor, accumulator, dispenser, etc.
Business hours : 12:00 to 16:00 on Monday
10:00 to 16:00 Tuesday to Friday (10:00 to 15:00 on Fridays)
* Hours exclude public holidays and year-end and New Year holidays
(If Monday falls on a public holiday, the station is open from 12:00 to 16:00 on the Tuesday that follows)

 

 

The Iwatani Hydrogen Refueling Station in Fukuoka Prefectural Government increases the pressure of the compressed hydrogen using the compressor at the station. It then uses the station’s high-pressure hydrogen dispenser to fill fuel-cell vehicles by using the difference in the pressure between the accumulator of the station and the in-vehicle container.

 

 

 

Iwatani Corporation’s plan is to construct 20 hydrogen refueling stations by the end of fiscal 2015. It has already opened ten stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku and Kyushu areas (six fixed stations and four mobile stations (*)). This new station is the eleventh hydrogen refueling station to be opened by Iwatani Corporation.

Iwatani Corporation will continue working towards achieving a stable supply of hydrogen. It is also determined to continue constructing hydrogen refueling stations with the aim of bringing about a hydrogen energy society in the near future.

* The four mobile hydrogen refueling stations were opened by Nippon Mobile Hydrogen Station Services, LCC, which was jointly established by Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, and Iwatani Corporation. Four out of the five stations actually opened are operated by Iwatani Corporation.