Fukushima, Toyota to build hydrogen-powered city

Japan's Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor have unveiled plans to build a hydrogen-powered city. The goal is to achieve carbon neutrality and bring the technology to other areas across the country.

The prefecture has been promoting the use of hydrogen energy since the 2011 nuclear accident.

The project will begin next year in the two cities of Iwaki and Koriyama in the prefecture.

The plans involve a major convenience store chain and a supermarket operator, and dozens of fuel-cell trucks will be used to make deliveries.

Some of the hydrogen used in the project will come from a production facility in the prefecture.
Hydrogen power generators will be installed in stores and factories to provide some of the electricity for vehicles, lighting, and equipment.

Fukushima and Toyota plan to use the project to determine the infrastructure and hydrogen necessary for a city with a population of about 300,000.