Toshiba will supply a 100kW Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System to Tokyo-based chemical company- Showa Denko. Hydrogen to fuel the system will be extracted from recycled used plastics by Showa Denko, and the fuel cell will help to meet the energy needs of a new Tokyu REI hotel under construction in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture. Hot water cogenerated with the electricity will also be utilized in the hotel, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018.
Pure hydrogen fuel cell systems are a clean energy solution that uses hydrogen as a fuel for CO2-free electricity generation. They are highly responsive, and can boot up and start to generate electricity in just 5 minutes. Toshiba has already delivered the same fuel cell system to the municipal wholesale flower and vegetable market and to a local swimming pool in Yamaguchi prefecture, the westernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island.