Toyota to explore hydrogen energy use in the UAE

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Toyota Motor Corporation is to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program, which will explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the UAE. As part of the program, Toyota will begin driving and refueling tests of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in the UAE in May 2017.

The project will focus on the research into key issues around the establishment of a hydrogen-based society, including hydrogen production, logistics, scalability, and business feasibility. The research is expected to take place at Masdar Institute, an Abu Dhabi-based independent graduate research university.

“The UAE has vast potential for the expansion of hydrogen production. The country has excess capacity at hydrogen production facilities located at oil refineries, and the ability to produce hydrogen as a by-product at caustic soda and other factories, not to mention the production potential from mega solar power stations,” said Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman of the TMC board of directors.

January 23, 2017

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