Kawasaki and Others have launched Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council

Sep. 04, 2020

September 4, 2020 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its launch, together with other member organizations, of the Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council for purposes of establishing a concrete scheme of a commercial demonstration project utilizing hydrogen in Kobe and the greater Kansai region by around 2025, and drawing a pathway to realize large-scale deployment of hydrogen towards its commercialization in the 2030s.

Kawasaki is working on hydrogen-related development projects in all phases including production (hydrogen liquefaction equipment), storage (liquefied hydrogen storage tanks), transportation (liquefied hydrogen carriers) and utilization (hydrogen-powered gas turbine power generation facilities), with the goal of realizing a hydrogen society. Through participation in the Council, Kawasaki will actively promote utilization of hydrogen in Kobe and the greater Kansai region, and also contribute to the spread of hydrogen energy and the achievement of a decarbonized society in consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thus working as one for the good of the planet.

For more detailed information on the Council, please refer to the related materials (link below).

The companies currently involved are:

Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER), ENEOS Corporation, Iwatani Corporation (Lead), The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line), Kobe Steel, Ltd., Marubeni Corporation (Lead), Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., Obayashi Corporation and Shell Japan Limited. 


Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO); Kobe City

Reference materials:

Launch of the Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council [press release announcing the launch of the Council ]