World's First Hydrogen Supply Chain Comes Online
Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (Ahead), established by Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, is proceeding with the world's first global hydrogen supply chain, Ahead said November 27.
The construction of the hydrogenation plant was completed in Brunei, and the opening ceremony was held November 27. The project is being promoted with support from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation, Ahead said.
Transportation of hydrogen produced in Brunei to Japan using Chiyoda’s Spera technology has already started. “The opening of the dehydrogenation plant in Kawasaki will fully demonstrate a global hydrogen supply chain,” Ahead said.
According to a report in Biz Brunei, the plant will export 210 metric tons of hydrogen to Japan over 12 months, which will be primarily used as fuel for the gas turbine power generators of Toa Oil Company. The first shipment is expected to arrive on December 15, according to the report.