Generating Clean Energy

Kawasaki seeks to create clean energy by establishing a CO2-free hydrogen energy supply chain designed to reduce environmental risk on a global scale.

2030 Target

  • CO2 reduction through use of hydrogen energy: 3 million tons
  • Hydrogen transport volume: 225,000 tons per year

Results for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

  • Currently being verified

Vision for 2030

Providing equipment, such as hydrogen bases, liquefaction systems, carriers, and hydrogen-fuel gas turbines, and contributing to the development of a hydrogen society as a supplier of liquefied hydrogen transport infrastructure systems and packages.

Activity snapshot

Generating Clean Energy

We are working with partner companies to develop strategic technology for a hydrogen energy supply chain. It is a journey that begins with hydrogen production and liquefaction (manufacturing) from Australian brown coal—an unused resource—and renewable energy, then moves to loading and unloading liquefied hydrogen at land depots and between ships and transporting the liquid in large quantities by sea (transport), stockpiling liquefied hydrogen (storage) and finally applying hydrogen in gas turbine power generation (use) perfectly optimized to the characteristics of this fuel. The application of carbon dioxide capture and storage—a process for capturing CO2 generated when hydrogen is produced from fossil fuel—makes it possible to use hydrogen as a clean energy source that minimizes the output of CO2 through all stages of the supply chain. The hydrogen chain that Kawasaki and its partners seek to build will, if realized, do more than just ensure access to a stable form of clean energy in large quantities. It has the potential to greatly reduce CO2 emissions.

The Kawasaki Group will also contribute to fulfilling the SDGs shown to the left, utilizing the capabilities of our business segments.


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