MIRAIT ONE participates in Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota project

MIRAIT ONE will continue to engage in the resolution of issues faced by customers and society centered on local governments and regional revitalisation.

MIRAIT ONE Corporation to participate in the social implementation initiatives aimed at the “use of hydrogen for the development of future cities” by Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation to realise a carbon-neutral society.

MIRAIT ONE has previously created and operated solar power generation facilities nationwide to realise a carbon-neutral society and has also implemented solutions contributing to disaster-resilient urban development.

In this social implementation, stationary FC (fuel cell) generators will be installed in the Kashima sales office of the group company TTK Co., Ltd. to realise the carbon neutrality of offices and stores. In addition to contributing to lower carbon through the installation of the stationary FC generator, the generator will be operated and managed to utilise the FC generator as a power source in the event of a disaster.

MIRAIT ONE is promoting initiatives such as “urban development and regional development/ corporate DX and GX business” and “green power generation business” to create robust and environmentally friendly social infrastructure and meet companies’ needs for digitalisation and becoming greener.

The project

Since June 2021, Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) are focusing on hydrogen as a new source of energy and have been discussing specific initiatives of the project with various partners to create an implementation model focusing on hydrogen use in cities with populations of around 300,000 which is typical of Japan, before applying the model to similar-sized cities nationwide.

The two parties have committed to fully implementing the model using hydrogen to develop new cities of the future that utilise both hydrogen produced in Fukushima and hydrogen-related technologies developed in Fukushima. The project will focus on deliveries to supermarkets and convenience stores which are a part of the essential urban infrastructure, and evacuation areas in times of disaster.

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, specific efforts are further required to establish a sustainable society that can be passed on to the next generation.

Through the implementation model focused on hydrogen, Fukushima Prefecture, Toyota, and their partners will strengthen shared convictions and expand their circle of cooperation. They will work steadily to realise one of the world’s first hydrogen societies and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Participating partners

  • AEON TOHOKU Co., Ltd.
  • Air Liquide Japan G.K.
  • Asahi Group Japan, Ltd.
  • Ban-ei Transportation Co., Ltd.
  • Inc.
  • DENSO Corporation
  • FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
  • Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute
  • Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
  • Isuzu Motors Limited
  • Iwatani Corporation
  • Koriyama Kanko Kotsu Co., Ltd.
  • Lawson, Inc.
  • MIRAIT ONE Corporation
  • Namie Town, Futaba Town
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • NEMOTO Corporation
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • Onahama Packaging Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Sagawa Express Co., Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Shioya Sangyo, Ltd.
  • Tamura Kenzai Co., Ltd.
  • Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.
  • Toyota Tsusho Corporation
  • Yamato Densetsu Co., Ltd.

Zohaib Ali

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