ENEOS and Toyota to explore hydrogen use at prototype city
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ENEOS and Toyota to explore hydrogen use at prototype city

ENEOS Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed a new partnership to explore the utilization and application of  hydrogen energy at Woven City, the prototype city of the future that Toyota has started to develop in  Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. 

ENEOS and Toyota, together with Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota, leading the Woven City project, intend to conduct testing and  demonstration in areas related to a hydrogen-based supply chain, from production, delivery to usage of  hydrogen, in and around Woven City. Through this effort, they aim to help achieve a carbon-neutral  society by 2050 as Japan and many other countries around the world have committed. 

ENEOS is a leading company in the hydrogen business, operating 45 commercial hydrogen refueling  stations in the four major metropolitan areas in Japan. In anticipation of a fully hydrogen mass consumption society and to promote the overall low-carbon use of energy, ENEOS is also developing  technologies that facilitate hydrogen production and building an entire supply chain based on CO2– free hydrogen. 

Positioning hydrogen as one of the most viable clean energy sources in the future, Toyota has  invested in hydrogen and fuel cell technology and its popularization through efforts to apply the  technology in various mobility including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, industrial vehicles, trains, and ships, as well as stationary generators. 

The aim of this project is to build a society in which people can enjoy a happy, healthy, and  sustainable life. Through this partnership, the companies are leveraging each other’s expertise and  experience to fully explore hydrogen’s potential. At Woven City, they intend to promote carbon  neutrality in everyday mobility, people’s lives, and within the infrastructure of the city itself as well as  to raise awareness of hydrogen among resident families and visitors.

“We strongly support Toyota’s bold vision for  demonstrating technologies of the future through Woven City and are delighted to participate in the  project. We believe that hydrogen energy will play an integral role in the realization of carbon  neutrality on a global scale and that Toyota is at the forefront of developing a fully hydrogen-based  society. By working together with Toyota to fully explore hydrogen’s potential, we believe we can  make a significant contribution to the creation of new hydrogen-based lifestyles,” Katsuyuki Ota, president of ENEOS said.

“We are very pleased to have  ENEOS as our core partner to validate the hydrogen society in Woven City. As Japan’s leading  integrated energy company, ENEOS has demonstrated its valuable expertise in all vital processes  from hydrogen production to sales and we are confident they have the holistic perspective we require  for success,” said Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation.

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