Toyota has teamed up with technology company Toshiba Corporation and a number of other major Japanese corporate and public sector partners to test a carbon-neutral hydrogen supply chain powered by renewable wind energy, the automaker announced.
Under the four-year trial project, which will take place near the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki in Japan's Keihin coastal region, wind power will be used to turn water into oxygen and hydrogen. The converted hydrogen will be stored and compressed, then transported to the Keihn cosastal region in a mobile fueling station.
The trial is set to begin April 2016, according to Toyota. A committee will also discuss the direction and framework of the project.
The project's public sector partners are Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Yokohama City, and Kawasaki City. The four private sector participants are Toshiba, Iwatani Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc. In addition, the project will be supported by Japan's Ministry of the Environment.