Japan to use Olympics to enter ‘hydrogen era’ | Innovation | BDlive

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TOKYO plans to spend $385m on fuel-cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics as part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reduce his country’s reliance on nuclear power.

Japan’s capital will build 35 stations to fuel hydrogen-based fuel-cell vehicles and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda to put 6,000 hydrogen cars on its roads by 2020, says Makoto Fujimoto, head of the planning team at the metropolitan government’s energy department.

Fuel cells are considered to be environmentally friendly because they convert hydrogen to electricity, leaving water vapour as a by-product.

Japan is putting resources into hydrogen power after suffering its worst nuclear disaster since the Second World War in March 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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