Kawasaki Completes World's First Liquefied Hydrogen Receiving Terminal Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe)
Dec. 03, 2020
Tokyo, December 3, 2020 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its completion of Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe), the world's first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal. Kawasaki built this terminal for the CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA). Operation testing has started at the facility, which will be used for a demonstration test, in a NEDO*1 subsidized project*2, for an international hydrogen energy supply chain to transport liquefied hydrogen from Australia to Japan.
Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe)
Kawasaki will utilize liquefied hydrogen storage tank technologies developed through this project to pursue even larger-sized tanks in the future, with the aim of realizing the high-volume hydrogen transport technologies necessary to achieve a hydrogen society.
Moreover, Kawasaki will contribute to the deployment of hydrogen energy and decarbonization in consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), working as one for the good of the planet.
*1 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
*2 Demonstration Project for Establishment of Mass Hydrogen Marine Transportation Supply Chain Derived from Unused Brown Coal subsidized by NEDO.
*3 NASDA: National Space Development Agency of Japan. JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
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