Japanese Ministry to Test Ways to Mass Produce Hydrogen

Ministry to support hydrogen production from offshore wind farms.

Published: 23-Jan-2003

The Environment Ministry will begin testing a method for mass-producing hydrogen without creating carbon dioxide to meet the fuel needs of hydrogen fuel cells, government officials said.

"We'd like to come up with a technology that's sure to reduce carbon dioxide," the ministry official said. The ministry plans to produce hydrogen using electrolysis technology at an offshore wind-power generation facility next fiscal year.

As a measure to tackle global warming, the government hopes to increase the number of fuel-cell vehicles to 50,000 by 2010, and to boost the level of power generated by fuel cells to 2.1 million kilowatts.

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