Toyota’s goal is to make society carbon neutral. And to achieve this goal, the company is developing a number of electrified technologies, including hydrogen, which it considers one of the key prerequisites for reducing CO2. Toyota’s commitment to hydrogen goes beyond passenger cars, and makes its fuel cell technology available in modules that partners can easily use in their own solutions.
The second generation of fuel cell modules
To facilitate the spread of hydrogen technology from cars to a variety of applications, Toyota Mirai’s fuel cell system has been redesigned into compact modules. From January 2022, Toyota will begin production of second-generation modules, based on its advanced second-generation fuel cell system as well. The new system, which is packed into more compact, lighter modules, also provides higher energy density. The modules are available in two shapes, cube-shaped, as well as flat, rectangular in shape to allow more flexibility and easier adaptation for different applications.
Production in Europe
Toyota began developing fuel cells back in 1992 and the company continues to refine its hydrogen technology. The new, second-generation fuel cell module will also be produced in Europe, at the Toyota Motor Europe R&D center near Brussels (Zaventem). Starting from January 2022, the new plant will have a test assembly line that combines elements of advanced technology with quality installation.
Toyota has decided to assemble second-generation fuel cell modules in Europe, given the steady growth in demand in the region. In collaboration with entrepreneurs interested in using Toyota technology in their solutions, TME’s fuel cell business unit will offer the necessary engineering support in implementation. Close cooperation with partners and the ability to closely monitor new business opportunities will enable the company to quickly increase delivery.
Strengthening Europe’s hydrogen economy will be a key element in achieving the Green Agenda’s goal of absolutely zero global warming emissions by 2050. The European Union has said that industries will need “climate and resource leaders” to meet these challenges in key industrial sectors by 2030. ”To make progress in the commercial application of these revolutionary technologies. The emergence of hydrogen clusters in Europe allows the merging of different sectors that will combine their knowledge, technologies and solutions necessary for different purposes, such as trucks, buses, taxis and H2 infrastructure. This would create sustainable business opportunities, enabling progress and the emergence of a core for even more significant activities.
As hydrogen technology is applied in a number of solutions, Toyota supports the creation of a hydrogen environment, a “living oasis” where supply and demand meet to continue to grow.
Source: Auto magazin by www.magazinauto.com.
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