Honda to exhibit a prototype of fuel cell modules at FC EXPO 2023

Honda will exhibit at the 19th FC EXPO Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibition, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday, March 15, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023.

Honda aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through all Honda-related products and corporate activities. We are working on three pillars: neutral, clean energy, and resource circulation. Among them, hydrogen is positioned as a promising energy carrier along with electricity.

At this year’s FC EXPO, we will exhibit a prototype of Honda’s fuel cell module, which is our core technology and is scheduled to be sold outside the company in the mid-2020s. In addition, as the main application, we will propose utilization in four core domains, including commercial vehicles, stationary power sources, and construction machinery, in addition to our own fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

Honda fuel cell module prototype is a module for external sales with a maximum output of 80 kW based on the next-generation fuel cell jointly developed with GM. Compared to the fuel cell system installed in the fuel cell vehicle “CLARITY FUEL CELL” (2019 model), the cost is one-third, durability is doubled, and low-temperature resistance is improved.

Honda has installed a fixed power supply of approximately 500 kW that reuses the fuel cell system of “CLARITY FUEL CELL” on the premises of American Honda Motor Co., Ltd., a local subsidiary in the United States. We are proceeding with proposals for the application of fuel cell systems in the area of ​​power generation, starting with clean and quiet emergency power sources, such as starting power generation. At FC EXPO, we will exhibit a model (1/24 scale) imitating a 3-megawatt scale stationary power supply as an installation image of the stationary power supply.

A fuel cell heavy-duty truck monitor vehicle developed through joint research with Isuzu Motors has acquired a license plate number, and demonstration tests on public roads are scheduled to begin in fiscal 2023. This video introduces the progress of joint research.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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